SABC Digital News | 2 months ago
South African History Organisation says it’s only over the last three or four decades that women's role in the history of South Africa has, belatedly, been given some recognition.
Previously the history of women's political organisation, their struggle for freedom from oppression, for community rights and, importantly, for gender equality, was largely ignored in history texts. Not only did most of these older books lean heavily towards white political development to the detriment of studies of the history and interaction of whites with other racial groups, but they also focused on the achievements of men virtually leaving women out of South African history.
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