By Dr. Liesel Hibbert
The appointment of Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa in 1994 signalled the tip of apartheid and transition to a brand new democratic structure. This ebook stories discursive developments in the course of the first two decades of the recent democracy, outlining the highlights and demanding situations of reworking coverage, perform and discursive formations. The publication analyses more than a few discourses which sign how and by means of what procedures the linguistic panorama and identities of South Africa’s population have replaced during this time, discovering that struggles in South African politics move hand in hand with shifts within the linguistic panorama. In a rustic now characterized by way of multilingualism, heteroglossia, polyphony and translanguaging, the writer debates the place the discourse practices of these born post-1994 may well lead.