Country gender profile: South Africa

Date: September 12, 2016
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This report is intended to provide a summary and a comprehensive analysis of gender issues and problems. The specific aims are to:

  • Summarise the comparative situation of women and men, with particular reference to their economic, social and socio-cultural , legal and political status;
  • identify particular gender discrepancies in education, media and culture and urban and rural development;
  • provide an integrated poverty and gender analysis, especially of disadvantaged groups such as female headed households and the disabled;
  • identify particular gaps in information research and data concerning gender.


Author: Sally baden, Shireen Hassim and Sheila Meintjies
Publisher: SIDA
Edition: Final draft
Year of Publication: 1997
Classification Number: 305.40968 BAD