International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Prospects and Challenges of Women in Leadership Positions. A Case Study of Thulamela Municipality
Ms Tc Mutele, Prof. N.M. Musehane

Language has multifaceted functions. Scholars consider language as form of communication where the communicator’s aim is to educate, inform and call names. It is a system of human expression by means of words. It is also a system of signs, movements used to express meaning or feelings with a particular style or manner of expression. Language may be used as a tool for emancipation. It can also be used to denote terminologies and expressions used in ridiculing women in power position. After 1994, the Republic of South African government has been appointing women folks in higher posts of leadership than before. These women encounter prospects and challenges in government institutions such as Municipality, Provincial and National Government. These experiences differ drastically from the indigenous lives of women before the dawn of democratic dispensation. The paper seeks to investigate the prospects and challenges of indigenous language as a tool of ridiculing women in leadership positions in the Thulamela Municipality Area. To accomplish this endeavour, the researchers will use the qualitative methods.

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