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Journal article
2018
Taylor & Francis Group

This article analyses a Land Claims case concerning the former commonage of Salem village. The case, which was appealed to the Constitutional Court, was notable for hearing two renowned historians, Martin Legassick and Hermann Giliomee, as expert witnesses for the opposing parties. They gave testimony on the consequences of privatisation in the 1940s. Thereafter, a...

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The article is based on my reading of Valerie Tagwira?s The Uncertainty of Hope as a feminist text that portrays female victimhood in the context of a failing postcolonial state. Tagwira writes about the experiences of a woman against the background of Murambatsvina, officially termed ??Operation Clean Up.?? The Zimbabwean Operation Clean Up of 2005 was condemned w...

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2017
Taylor & Francis Group

Feminine identity has always been complicated by race and class in South Africa. The history of beauty pageants, like sporting contests, demonstrates the extent to which culture and contemporary politics intertwine. Examining the cover model choices of women's magazines offers a fruitful means of tracking the complex interplay between beauty, power and politics. Th...

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