Gender Dynamics in Household Property Inheritance among Rural Communities: The Case of BaKalanga Baka Nswazwi in North Eastern Botswana
Tamapo Chilambampani - Moatlhodi, Barbara Ntombi Ngwenya

This study explored gender dynamics in household property inheritance among rural communities using the BaKalanga BakaNswazwi in North Eastern Botswana as a case study. Gender dynamics in inheritance related cases remains a contentious, multicultural issue in Botswana. Crossman (2017) argues that gender is a social construct and thus dictates how men and women behave across different cultures, and how in some cultures and societies, other genders exist too, consequently influencing the nature of research methods that were adopted. The study was undertaken between June 2017 and February 2018. Data was collected using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. A sample of 326 respondents was drawn using systematic sampling from a baseline population of 2165 inhabitants.The results of the study revealed that gender bias was a major factor, amongst other factors, that were considered in the allocation of household property in inheritance related cases in Nswazwi village. The study made significant recommendations to mitigate the challenges that were encountered in inheritance related cases and also presented the gaps for further research.

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