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A Gay Woman's Experiences During Her Career In The Department Of Defence: Fleet Of Hope: A Social Science Commentary – Part 2

Benedictor Leah Tlou, Willem Schurink
SA Journal of Human Resource Management | Vol 1, No 3 | a18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhrm.v1i3.18 | © 2003 Benedictor Leah Tlou, Willem Schurink | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 November 2003 | Published: 05 November 2003

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Benedictor Leah Tlou,
Willem Schurink,

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This article is a follow-up on the autobiographical sketch, of a lesbian entitled: Fleet of Hope and offers social science comments on this “insider" account. After the South African Department of Defense’s Policy on the Prevention and Elimination of Unfair Discrimination on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation have been outlined, and key theoretical concepts and views of scholars have been described briefly, an attempt is made to illuminate the gay woman’s experiences including her former experiences of her career in the South African Department of Defense with the aid of these constructs. The article is concluded with some recommendations.


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