By Professor Chris Johnson, Jo Campling

Women's lives in southern Africa have passed through colossal adjustments. battle and monetary worry have separated households, schooling and out of doors affects have replaced principles approximately relatives existence. This booklet files the various tales of the ladies of the world and the altering international during which they live.

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And also with literacy. In all spheres of life women are really excluded. And yet women have more responsibilities to the family, because it is really a single family system we have here. The children in this country, most of them have been brought up by women. But the women did not have a cbance to provide for these cbildren. Tbis wbole break up of family life causes also a lot of prostitution in the country - people when they think about prostitution they think about 36 Women on the Frontline Tal Street, but that's not the only prostitution.

The process continued post independence with cattle farming becoming increasingly commercialised as those with money started to put in boreholes and fencing, and as it became a target for foreign investment. By 1975 it was estimated that 50 per cent of all cattle were owned by only five per cent of cattle owners. At the same time 45 per cent of rural dwellers owned no cattle. Subsequent years of drought have almost certainly exacerbated this pattern. The arable lands in Botswana also became commercialised, with similar effects.

Initially the lines had to be rehabilitated as parts of them had been out of use for years; though this was done very quickly and within months both the lines to Maputo and Beira were open, followed later by the oil pipeline from Beira. ) By 1982 over half of all Zimbabwean traffic was going through Mozambique and although Renamo had been attacking the railway line since mid 1981 it wasn't sufficient to cause real disruption. Then South Mrica stepped up pressure. By November 1982, Zimbabwe was forced into sending troops to guard both the rail and oil lines.

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