n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Die posisie van die landelike swart vrou in die grondhervormingsproses

Volume 2007, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0257-7747
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2207



The position of women in general has dramatically improved since the implementation of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996 and the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000. A subsequent land reform policy and legislation were enacted in accordance with section 25 of the constitution, which makes it potentially possible for women to acquire rights in property within the land reform programmes of the government. The government's commitment to gender equality within the land reform programmes is further strengthened through official programmes such as the promoting women's access to land programme as well as the ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Despite gender-specific measures contained in the land reform policy and in land reform legislation, implementation problems often mean that such commitment to gender equality is not realised.

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