The voices of landless women: fighting racism and sexism

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Zikhali, A.Oosthuizen
KEYWORDS: GENDER EQUALITY, LAND OWNERSHIP, POVERTY, RACISM, SEXISM, WOMEN
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-sept-2018/voices-of-landless-women
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10593

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Abstract

During apartheid, black women in South Africa faced double discrimination, based on race and gender. The resultant poverty and inequality persists. Women's struggle to gain access to land is a central concern, delegates said at the dialogue themed "Landless women of South Africa: expropriation of land without compensation". The outcome of the discussion formed part of a submission to the National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Constitutional Review dealing with the land issue.