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2014 Gendered naming and values attached to amaXhosa Amakrwala (graduate-initiates)

This paper is based on a study that explored the gendered naming and values attached to the amaXhosa amakrwala, and the kind of behaviour ex...

2014 Heteronormativity, homophobia and 'culture' arguments in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Despite a progressive Constitution and affirming legislation, sexual and gender minorities experience discrimination in South Africa. This r...

2013 Putting gender on the agenda for BRICS

Gender equality is not written or spoken about much within the context of international multilateral groupings, such as BRICS. The fact that...

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2013 The fractured multi-ethnic state: contemporary Igbo quest for self-determination in Nigeria

Against the backdrop of the continued crisis of state legitimacy, precarious balance between ethnic groups, and a predatory and authoritaria...