Women raise voices in SADC wildlife management

JOHANNESBURG – Historically African women have been said to be reluctant to take up leadership roles in almost all walks of life, but the 21st Century has seen the emergence of women leaders and voices in almost all sectors.

In the SADC region’s wildlife-rich producer communities, the need for women’s voices and leaders in wildlife management politics initially focused on breaking the traditional barriers that made African women get spoken over by men. They appeared in meetings, almost voiceless. Women’s voices were outnumbered by those of their male counterparts when Community-Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) largely supported by international hunting revenue, started in Southern Africa in the early 1980s.

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Khama should desist from dirty campaigns

However, as a newspaper, we want to raise few disquiets for the umpteenth time with Khama, of course, and remind him that the country that he is robustly de-campaigning is now feeling the pain of his harm. Batswana need Khama to use his conservationist credentials to good use and benefit a country that is working so hard to achieve the high-income status by diversifying its economy away from diamond reliance.Khama has played his part unobstructed...

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