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Women, Land and Authority

Edited By Shamim Meer
ISBN: 9780855983758
This volume brings together research on women in South Africa. What emerges is a sharp sense of transition and crisis and a pressing need for women's organization, to ensure that development and legislation are informed by the priorities of women, and that South Africa's land question is treated as a problem of gender transformation.
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  • Synopsis
    The issue of land lies at the heart of South Africa's democratic transformation, but the extremity of apartheid's racial legacy is in danger of obscuring a no less pervasive oppression: that of women. This volume brings together recent research on women by the National Land Committee of South Africa. What emerges is a sharp sense of transition and crisis - and a pressing need for women's organization, to ensure that development and legislation are informed by the priorities of women, and that South Africa's land question is treated not least as a problem of gender transformation.
  • Table of Contents
    List of contributors

    Forward

    Introduction


    PART ONE


    Women and tenure: marginality and the left-hand power
    Catherine Croos & Michelle Friedman

    Access to land: a rural perspective on tradition and resources
    Lisa Thorp

    Women's land rights: a case study from Northern Transvaal
    Janet Small


    PART TWO


    Cornfields, gender and land
    Cherryl Walker

    Women's land rights and needs: the caseof Thornhill and Merino Walk
    Sue Middleton

    Women, tenure and land reform: the case of Namaqualand's Reserves
    Fiona Archer & Shamin Meer


    PART THREE


    Women on Highveld farms: an outlook for development
    Linda Waldman & Mampe Ntsedi

    Western Cape fruit and wine farms: land, labour and housing tenure
    Sandra Hill-Lanz & Kathy O'Grady

    Evicted farm workers and gender in the small town of Aberdeen
    Bronwyn James & Sibongile Ngcobo


    References

    Bibliography

    Index.
  • Details
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    Editor Shamim Meer
    Number of Pages 160
    Format Paperback / softback