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dc.contributor.advisor Sebola, M.P. Mokoele, Ngoako Johannes 2013-11-01T08:33:28Z 2013-11-01T08:33:28Z 2013
dc.description Thesis (M.Dev.) --University of Limpopo, 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract Gender inequality has always been a problem in the developing countries, and South Africa is no exception. There is pragmatic evidence about the level of gender inequality within households pre 1994 which was very high due to the discrimination and gender violence that were present within the country. Moreover, tradition and culture helped in the manifestation of gender inequality. However, the South African government has enacted to curb the manifestation of gender inequality within both the households and in the labour market. The Constitution of South Africa, 1996, Domestic Violence Act, 1998, Employment Equity Act (EEA), 1998, Bill of Rights in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and Affirmative Action policy are the Acts and policies that were enacted to reduce gender inequality in the country. Women’s representation in the labour market was very low. Women also could not make decision within the households. The study investigates the construction of gender inequality within the households in the context of democratic dispensation in a rural community of Makanye village in Limpopo Province. The study argues that the past traditional and cultural customs in rural Makanye village created patriarchal structures and household hierarchies where women were at the bottom of the hierarchy. Thus, the hierarchical and patriarchal structures helped in the manifestation of gender inequality within the households. The findings of the survey from Makanye village proved that the women are still not fully liberated from the past oppression and marginalisation. The persistence of domestic violence within Makanye village indicates that women are still given the lowest status within the households. In other words, the past patriarchal structures and hierarchies are still visible in rural areas and not many women are taking part in decision making within the households. The multiple roles women play within the households remains a huge challenge in rural areas. The persistence of gender inequality in Makanye village helps in the manifestation of poverty. The implementation of Affirmative Action policy and Employment Equity Act, 1998 will result in the achievement of gender equality in the labour market and within households.In conclusion, the improper implementation of Affirmative Action Policy and EEA, 1998 in South Africa will empower women, making them become independent, thus eradicating gender inequality and poverty en_US
dc.format.extent xiii, 118 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo, Turfloop Campus en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Gender inequality en_US
dc.subject.ddc 305.42 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Family -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Patriarchy -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Domestic relations -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Cross-cultural studies en_US
dc.title The construction of gender inequality within households in the context of a democratic dispensation:A case study of Makanye village, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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