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South Africa At The Beginning Of The Twenty-First Century

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South African society at the beginning of the twenty-first century had become predominantly affected by various negative issues including ever rising crime rates, increasing numbers of HIV/Aids sufferers, poor political governance, slow economic growth, uneven infrastructure and service delivery, which collectively impacted on the ways South Africans thought about themselves and the particular issues they faced. In order to understand South Africa and the women, this chapter suggests that it is not a question of what if, but rather that it is unhelpful to work with epis-temological and political categories that do not recognize the inter-relatedness of concepts, institutions and practices which ranged from the pre-industrial to the most up-to-date forms of technology. The author paints a broad picture of South Africa and picks out the most salient issues which formed the background fabric to the daily lives of the women.

Keywords: South Africa; twenty-first century; women



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