African Women and Apartheid: Migration and Settlement in by Rebekah Lee

By Rebekah Lee

A key mechanism of apartheid in South Africa used to be the set of regulations put on the routine of Africans; specifically, African girls have been topic to lives of day-by-day surveillance and hugely regulated housing, employment and mobility. right here Lee explores the lives and tales of 3 generations of African ladies in Cape city in the course of the apartheid (1948-94) and post-apartheid sessions. via existence histories and a wealth of proof, Lee considers how African girls another way skilled apartheid, supplying an intimate account in their makes an attempt to find "home" within the city environment. some of the thoughts of cost African ladies crafted over 5 many years supply a compelling portrait of version, resilience and alter. Drawing jointly views from anthropology, background, human geography and improvement stories, African girls and Apartheid might be necessary to an individual with pursuits in South African tradition and society, gender, urbanization, the African kinfolk, oral historical past and reminiscence.

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They legally divorced in 1967 and Rita soberly recounted the consequences of such a decision: ‘In Cape Town, if you were divorced, you had to have a pass. But then in [19]69, I had to go back home to Middledrift because I was running away from the police . . [19]67 was when we got divorced . . ’93 Her encounters with the police had a familiar, yet distressing pattern: ‘they would take me to jail. They would catch me and then I would just stay in jail, and then come out again, and they would catch me again.

And then the people, you know, who don’t have passes, they will go to the forest . . 122 CAPE INTRODUCTION TOWN’S HISTORICAL : LOCATION AND ,M POLITICAL ETHOD, M GEANING EOGRAPHY 41 Clearly, their youth helped second-generation women view the pass system in a different light from their parents’ generation. Because they were still minors during the period of the harshest application of influx control measures, these women did not find themselves the direct target of the police or state modes of surveillance.

It is hoped that this information will provide another reference point from which the trans-generational analysis can be understood. 16 AFRICAN WOMEN AND APARTHEID This book does not follow an explicit chronological order. Instead, its structural rationale flows from the dynamics of the settlement process it attempts to map. Beginning with the particular political and social geography of Cape Town (chapter one), the book focuses on a few evocative arenas in which the settlement process took shape.

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