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by Tracy Leon (2015-09-14)

Unfortunately, a lot of speculations were made on the so called "rainbowism"(epecially by politicians) in order to justify true domestic issues of South Africa. "Identity formationas well as the myth of the "rainbow nation" and its performative intention have served to discursively create a national identity that has been top-down in its constitution and implementation. As a result, true reconciliation has been foregone in place of a simplified and somewhat candy-coated myth of peace that has served to reconcile those on the inside whilst pitting them against those on the outside" - Jeremy Cronin.

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