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In this programme, we take a trip to  Umbumbulu, which is situated 40 minutes outside of Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

We hear the views of Susan Nkomo, independent consultant and founder of the South African Observatory on women’s rights; Taryn Powys, legal officer at South Africa’s Commission for Gender Equity; and Sizani Ngubane, founder of the Rural Women’s Movement.

Discussion of the issue ‘Gender and Rurality’ is long overdue. As the Guest Editors Relebohile Moletsane and Sithabile Ntombela point out at the outset – rurality and the interrelationships therein are seldom viewed as worth studying in their own right, never mind the gender dynamics that characterise the rural condition.

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