Men, Movements, and Gender Transformation in South Africa

  • Robert Morrell

Abstract

Since the ending of Apartheid in 1994, South Africa has passed a constitution that is amongst the most progressive in the world. It forbids discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, race, class, age, and creed. The new policies and laws have understandably not overthrown patriarchy or removed men from their domination of public life, politics, and earnings. But there have nevertheless been shifts in gender power. In parliament, the number of women members stands at just under 30 percent, while half of all the deputy ministers and a quarter of all ministers are women (Zulu 1998). These can legitimately be seen as victories for and of feminism.

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Mercury Europe Cage Defend Karen 

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