LARC interviewed on land and women: Good Governance Africa

20 Apr 2018 - 15:30

On 20 April 2018, LARC land researcher, Nokwanda Sihlali, was interviewed by Wilson Johwa, digital news editor of Business Day, on land and women. The article appeared on Good Governance Africa, titled, "The argument for appropriate decentralisation."

"One vexing issue is the claim among some political pundits that poor rural women are among the least organised groups on the continent – with the unemployed being even less organised. Nomboniso Gasa, Adjunct Professor at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a gender activist, says this view is “ahistorical”.

Nokwanda Sihlali, a research officer at UCT’s Land and Accountability Research Centre, agrees. Since the advent of democracy in South Africa, she says, African women have been the agents of change in their own lives, having fought within their communities for their rights on customary marriage, inheritance, and succession to traditional leadership."

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