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OBITUARY | Rhoda Kadalie fought for women’s rights and against ...

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OBITUARY | Rhoda Kadalie fought for women’s rights and against state incompetence

An outspoken advocate for gender equality and human rights, she was disillusioned by the ANC’s lack of progress

Chris Barron

Rhoda Kadalie, who has died in Los Angeles of lung cancer at the age of 68, was a fiercely outspoken, feisty and fearless political commentator and human rights activist, and one of SA’s earliest and most formidable champions of gender equity.

She established the first gender equity unit on the continent.

She began agitating for the rights of women while an anthropology lecturer at the University of the Western Cape in the 1970s and 1980s, when all attention was focused on the struggle against racism and apartheid...

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