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dc.contributorTapela, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributorMapedza, Everistoen_US
dc.creatorVan Koppen, Barbaraen_US
dc.identifier.citationBarbara Van Koppen, Barbara Tapela, Everisto Mapedza. (30/9/2015). Gender, Rights, and the Politics of Productivity: The Case of the Flag Boshielo Irrigation Scheme, South Africa, in "Water is Life: Women’s human rights in national and local water governance in Southern and Eastern Africa". Harare, Zimbabwe: Weaver Press.en_US
dc.description.abstractCan South Africa's world renowned constitutional socio-economic rights to access to sufficient water and food be realized by technology-driven capital-intensive economic growth, especially agricultural growth, or are there inevitable trade-offs? Is growth of the country's well-advanced, large-scale businesses a necessary condition to redress past inequities along race and gender lines and achieve substantive equality? Or would the promotion of sophisticated technologies for 'economically viable' productivity inevitably reinforce past and present wrongs: concentrating income, land and water among the few; widening the skills gap; and increasing the numbers of unemployed, especially women and youth? These questions are certainly not unique to South Mrica, but the views at both ends of the spectrum are probably more at variance than elsewhere. Answers to these questions are vital for gender equality. A persistent stereotype is that technology design, construction, operation and maintenance are male domains. Yet, the constitutional right to substantive equality prohibits any gender-based exclusion from control over technologies. Moreover, in the case of agricultural technologies for black agriculture, women historically dominated, and still dominate, cropping in South Mrica. Thus, in principle, they are more interested in learning technologies that can render their labour more productive.en_US
dc.publisherWeaver Pressen_US
dc.titleGender, Rights, and the Politics of Productivity: The Case of the Flag Boshielo Irrigation Scheme, South Africaen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
cg.creator.idVan Koppen, Barbara: 0000-0002-7707-8127en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Water Management Institute - IWMIen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of the Western Cape, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies - UWC - PLAASen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Organization - CGIARen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Water Management Institute - IWMIen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US

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