Bringing women into local governance : a review of enabling mechanisms in South Africa

Abstract: This article assesses South Africa’s progress in establishing a constitutional and legislative framework for engaging women in participatory democracy. Recommendations are made to ensure that more poor women are engaged in local decision-making.

Author(s): Hicks, Janine

Source(s): , Community development journal; Vol. 46, No. 3 p. 351-364 Community development journal Vol. 46, No. 3

Published: 2011 Oxford university press, Oxford (English



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