Gender and Land Rights Database

South Africa

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2. FAO. 2007. The State of Food and Agriculture 2005. Agricultural Trade and Poverty. Can Trade Work for the Poor?  (available at ). Rome.

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4. CIA. 2009. The World Factbook: South Africa (available at [accessed October 2009]. Washington DC.

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10. FAO, Cotula, L.. 2002. Gender and Law – Women’s Rights in Agriculture (available at FAO Legislative Study 76. Rome.

11. Braund, M. 2008. A fair deal on land reform? (available at In

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13. FAO, IFAD & International Land Coalition (ILC). 2004. Rural Women’s Access to Land and Property in Selected Countries. Progress towards Achieving the Aims of Articles 14, 16 and 16 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (available at Rome.

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15. South African Law Commission. 1999. The harmonization of the common law and indigenous law: traditional courts and the judicial function of the traditional leaders (available at ). Discussion Paper 82. Pretoria.

16. Republic of South Africa, Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development. 2008. Traditional Courts Bill (available at Pretoria.

17. Department of Rural Development and Land Reform website (available at Pretoria

18. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). CEDAW/C/ZAF/1.Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under Article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. South Africa. (available at ). New York, USA.

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20. Government of South Africa. 1998. Commission on Gender Equality (available at ).

21.  United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Walker, C. 2001. Piety in the sky? Gender Policy and Land Reform in South Africa (available at Research Report, Phase Two of the South African Case Study. Paper Prepared for the UNRISD Project on Agrarian Change, Gender and Land Rights. Geneva, Switzerland.

22. FAO. World Census of Agriculture. Main Results by Country: South Africa - Agricultural Survey 2000 (available at ). Rome.

Sources: numbers in brackets (*) refer to sources displayed in the Bibliography