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“Invisible women" Making the case for supply-led, class-based, gender targeted land redistribution in South Africa

  • N. C. Davis
  • A. C. Horn
  • S. Govender-Van. Wyk


Despite progressive policies and guidelines to ensure gender equity in the South African land reform programme, the achievement to date is less impressive. In agreement with others we view gender related challenges in the land reform programme as the result of (1) inconsistent interpretations of gender equity and (2) uncertainty on how women specifically should be targeted in the land reform programme. The paper proposes to promote gender equity by introducing of a supply-led strategy with class sensitive gender targets within the land redistribution component of the land reform programme.

class-based gender equity land redistribution South Africa supply-led 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. C. Davis
    • 1
  • A. C. Horn
    • 1
  • S. Govender-Van. Wyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geography, Geoinformatics & MeteorologyUniversity of PretoriaSouth Africa (

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