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.