Ms. Tengeni addressed the multiple layers of oppression and multi-layered
victory for South African women: resisting apartheid, putting women
on the political agenda in the 1990’s, women in government from 1994 to
date, and the constitution and outstanding business. Her presentation
was open to the public, admission free.
Phelele Tengeni holds degrees from the University of Zululand and the
University of Durban-Westville, South Africa, in political science and
public administration and does research in policy, nationalism and gender,
and land issues. She has taught at the University of Zululand for 12 years
and trains women parliamentarians in the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature.
While visiting RU during the 2002-2003 academic year, she is teaching
courses on women in Africa, international relations, international studies,
and government and politics in the developing world. Her visit was sponsored
by the RU history and
political science departments