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Law and Gender

1998

New York Law School

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Striking The Rock: Confronting Gender Equality In South Africa, Penelope Andrews Jan 1998

Striking The Rock: Confronting Gender Equality In South Africa, Penelope Andrews

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This Article analyzes the status of women's rights in the newly democratic South Africa. It examines rights guaranteed in the Constitution and conflicts between the principle of gender equality and the recognition of indigenous law and institutions. The Article focuses on the South African transition to democracy and theinfluence that feminist agitation at the international level has had on South African women's attempts at political organization. After dissecting the historical position of customary law in South Africa and questioning its place in the new democratic regime, the author argues that, although South African women have benefited from the ...