The New Era In South Africa; With An Examination Of The Chinese Labour Question by Violet Rosa Markham

The New Era In South Africa; With An Examination Of The Chinese Labour Question

byViolet Rosa Markham

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTEB VI THE SPREAD OP EDUCATION There is no feature in South Africa to-day more hopeful and encouraging than the strides made by education since the war. Under Bepublican rule, matters in this respect left much to be desired, both in the Transvaal and Orange Free State. The organisation, as usual, was better in the Free State than in the neighbouring Bepublic. An Education Department existed, and a system of teaching was carried on, very fairly good as far as it went, though by no means embracing the educational needs of the country. But in the Transvaal education was left in a condition of unprogressive chaos. No uniform national system existed. Doles were made by the Government to private schools at the rate of so much per child. A large proportion of such sums often found their way into the pocket of the Boer parent, not to be extracted therefrom for such foolish purposes as reading and writing. The mental attitude that you are a child of light, under the special protection of the Almighty, and that consequently it is quite unnecessary to worry over any personal efforts as regards selfimprovement, naturally did not conduce to the spread of learning. The ignorance of the Boers as a whole, especially that of the poorer classes among them, was something so colossal that it is difficult of realisation by an European people. It is unnecessary to insist on the calamities which have resulted from their intellectual limitations. When that 'ignorance in motion' denounced by Goethe is marshalled by national sentiment, and directed by religious enthusiasm of a type as reactionary and as lacking in all high spiritual insight as the mind over which it holds sway, such ignorance in motion becomes in truth the most potent of destructive forces. Still further it is...

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Title:The New Era In South Africa; With An Examination Of The Chinese Labour QuestionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217095488

ISBN - 13:9780217095488

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