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Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae

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NAICKER, Linda. The journey of South African women academics with a particular focus on women academics in theological education. Studia Hist. Ecc. [online]. 2013, vol.39, suppl.1, pp. 325-336. ISSN 2412-4265.

The aims of this article are twofold. Firstly, in this article, I shall examine the historical experiences of discrimination against women academics in higher education in South Africa, which will include discussing their experiences of discrimination in the present dispensation. Secondly, I shall hone in on a specific area within higher education - the historical experiences of women academics within faculties of theology in institutions of higher education in South Africa. I shall argue that their experiences constitute a dynamic narrative that challenges conventional understandings of the "breeding ground" of race, class and gender discrimination in South African institutions of higher education. I shall also propose two areas of concern which, if addressed, would make possible the creation of environments that would support, rather than hinder and prejudice, those most marginalised under apartheid.

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