Polygyny is currently the recognized form of polygamy in South Africa. However, in May 2021, the South African Department of Home Affairs gazetted a new green paper for the Marriage Act. One of the most talked about proposals is the recognition of polyandry. Using relevant examples of the construction of masculinities and femininities across different South African cultures, critically explain how this new proposal by the South African government impacts on the existing constructions of masculinities and femininities.

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