Working Women: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Survival contains narratives pertaining to the challenges, struggles and success stories of women in the workplace who come from diverse cultures and social backgrounds. The essays discuss the struggles of women who were marginalized but who fought for recognition, dignity, and respect in their workplaces and personal lives. The narratives cross cultural boundaries presenting multiple dimensions of the struggle and success of women from different walks of life.
Chapter 1: Experiences of a Black South African Woman
Experiences of a Black South African Woman
Introduction and Background
A number of international land South African1 based studies have been conducted on either the state of women at work or on the reciprocal effects of workplace on family life. The considerable growth in the number of women in formal employment over the past five decades has caused enormous concern about their ability to fulfil their roles as mothers, that is essential for the survival of the human race. This concern has generated these kinds of studies and other kinds of literature. Since the early 1980s2 writing on women and work pointed out that there is a need that studies go beyond an empirical overview and analysis of women's work, ...