Women, Land and Authority: Perspectives from South Africa


Meer, Shamim. 1997. Women, Land and Authority: Perspectives from South Africa. Cape Town, Zimbabwe: National Land Committee.

Author: Shamim Meer


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.

Topics: Democracy / Democratization, Development, Gender, Women, Governance, Rights, Land Rights, Women's Rights Regions: Africa, Southern Africa Countries: South Africa

Year: 1997

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