Xingwana's appointments investigated

2014-06-15 14:07

Allegations over irregularities surrounding certain appointments made by former minister Lulu Xingwana are being investigated by the Public Service Commission.

New look Cabinet for Zuma

2014-05-25 19:42

President Jacob Zuma has announced his new Cabinet, appointing the country's first black finance minister.

Business chamber warns of gender quotas

2014-03-06 07:30

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry is concerned about the quotas in the gender equality bill, which aims to have more women in management posts.

Gender bill a waste of time - chamber

2014-01-30 18:04

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it is currently unrealistic to force departments and firms to have a 50% representation of women in top posts.

Brakpan outraged by girl's rape, murder

2014-01-07 17:29

Brakpan residents have expressed outrage over the rape and murder of a 4-year-old girl during the court appearance of the alleged perpetrator.

Protesters gather outside Brakpan court

2014-01-07 10:07

Dozens of people have gathered outside the Brakpan Magistrate's Court ahead of the appearance of a man accused of raping and killing his 4-year-old niece.

Child rapes inexplicable - Zuma

2013-11-30 07:22

President Jacob Zuma has expressed shock at the recent sexual attacks on young children and babies, saying "something is seriously wrong".

Modise renews call for castration of rapists

2013-11-25 21:42

North West Premier Thandi Modise has repeated her controversial call for repeat rapists to be chemically castration.

Xingwana: Parents must lead from the front

2013-11-11 14:45

It is important that parents lead from the front in taking care of their children, Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister Lulu Xingwana has told residents of Diepsloot where the bodies of toddlers and a baby were recently found.

Facebook user impersonates Lulu Xingwana

2013-10-30 09:11

A Facebook user has impersonated Women's Minister Lulu Xingwana and is asking for funds in her name, her office says.

Zuma’s allies spared the axe

2013-09-15 16:35

President Jacob Zuma’s political allies, Blade Nzimande and Thulas Nxesi, are among the ministers at the bottom of their class, according to government’s own scorecards.

Mbombela name change challenge stalled

2013-08-26 22:02

A bid to challenge Minister Lulu Xingwana's nod for Nelspruit to be renamed Mbombela has been delayed, after a scheduling era at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Sexual offences courts to 'reduce backlog'

2013-08-10 14:57

The re-launch of the sexual offences courts will help reduce the backlog of sexual crimes cases, says Women's Minister Lulu Xingwana.

Xingwana told to clean up act

2013-08-01 10:35

Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister Lulu Xingwana has been told to improve the working conditions at her department's head office where dirty carpets and insect infestations were found.

Court reprieve for Lulu

2013-03-17 18:14

The judge insists that the minor child be brought to court when judgment is handed down.

Xingwana, nephew lose court bid

2013-03-03 16:56

A furious high court judge has ­ordered that a child fathered by the nephew of Cabinet minister Lulu Xingwana be returned to her mother.

CDP: Xingwana unfit to be minister

2013-02-28 15:43

Women Minister Lulu Xingwana should still be fired over her comments on young Afrikaner men and Calvinism despite her apology, the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) says.

Xingwana hounded out of Parliament

2013-02-28 10:00

Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana, together with her entire delegation, has been shown the door in Parliament.

Xingwana says sorry to Afrikaner men

2013-02-27 22:14

Minister Lulu Xingwana has apologised for her comments about Afrikaner men, who she had said were raised to believe they owned women and children.

Fire Xingwana over remarks, Zuma urged

2013-02-27 11:40

President Jacob Zuma has no option but to fire Lulu Xingwana after her remarks stereotyping Calvinists, the Christian Democratic Party says.

Minister: Reeva would still be alive

2013-02-26 17:02

Reeva Steenkamp would not have died on Valentine's Day if Oscar Pistorius had not kept a gun in his home, Women Minister Lulu Xingwana says.

ANCWL marches against abuse

2013-02-21 17:04

About 100 people have marched to the Western Cape legislature in Cape Town to protest against violent attacks on women and children.

Pistorius shouldn't get bail - Xingwana

2013-02-19 12:19

Oscar Pistorius should be denied bail and "treated like other criminals that have been charged with murder or abuse of women," Women's Minister Lulu Xingwana says.

Minister rules out death penalty in SA

2013-02-12 12:50

Women and Children Minister Lulu Xingwana says reinstating the death penalty for crimes such as the murder of Anene Booysen goes against the country's ethos of human rights.

Minister 'interferes' in custody dispute

2013-02-08 10:00

Minister of Women, Children and People with Disability Lulu Xingwana has been accused of using her position to remove her nephew's young daughter from her mother, according to a report.


Women's issues under presidency's 'watchful eye'

2014-06-02 14:33

Following President Zuma dissolution of the department for women, children and people with Disabilities earlier this week, News24 looks at who will take on these key responsibilities.

Xingwana calls for return of kidnapped girls

2014-05-09 13:31

Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister Lulu Xingwana has called for the safe return of the over 200 girls recently kidnapped in Nigeria.

More place for women in the workplace

2014-03-05 18:59

A bill that aims to see at least a 50% representation of women in decision-making structures in businesses and government has been adopted in the National Assembly.

Community vows to attend niece rape case

2014-01-13 20:01

The community of Brakpan, on the East Rand, has vowed to attend the case of a man accused of raping and killing his 4-year-old niece until it is concluded.

Maximum sentence for child killers - Xingwana

2014-01-07 12:12

Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister Lulu Xingwana has called for a maximum sentence if the Brakpan man accused of raping and killing his 4-year-old niece is found guilty.

Stop festive season abuse - minister

2013-12-20 21:44

Minister Lulu Xingwana has urged people to be vigilant against abuse during the festive season.

Northern Cape baby rape condemned

2013-11-28 20:10

Politicians across the country have condemned the rape of a 6-week-old baby in Kimberley.

Death of Diepsloot baby shocks community

2013-11-11 19:30

The family of Diepsloot toddlers Yonelisa and Zandile Mali killed last month have expressed shock over the death of a baby in the same area.

Four Nzimande Facebook profiles - dept

2013-11-06 10:53

There are four Facebook profiles impersonating Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande, his department says.

Man confessed to Diepsloot murders - NPA

2013-10-21 12:24

A 29-year-old man has appeared in court after confessing to the kidnapping, rape and murder of two Diepsloot toddlers, the NPA says.

Xingwana: Dept monitors, not delivers

2013-09-13 13:30

When it comes to helping the disabled, the mandate of the department of women, children, and people with disabilities is to monitor and report, but not necessarily to deliver jobs, says Minister Lulu Xingwana.


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Xingwana: Bill to tackle inequality

2013-08-03 16:03

The adoption of a new bill now before Cabinet, would help to fully emancipate women, Women's Minister Lulu Xingwana has said.

Protect rights of women - minister

2013-07-03 21:54

Society should uphold and protect the rights of women, children and homosexuals, Women and Children Minister Lulu Xingwana says.

DA: Mthethwa not serious about crisis

2013-03-06 20:26

The police minister does not take the latest crisis in the SA Police Service seriously as he was not in the National Assembly to reply to questions, the DA says.

Calls mount for Xingwana to go

2013-02-28 16:16

Despite her apology, calls for Women, Children and Disabled Persons Minister Lulu Xingwana's sacking or resignation for her comments on young Afrikaner men and Calvinism have mounted.

Xingwana’s apology contrived - UDM

2013-02-28 13:04

Women, Children and Disabled Persons Minister Lulu Xingwana's apology over her comments about young Afrikaner men appeared contrived, the United Democratic Movement Women's Organisation says.

Presidency responds to Xingwana comments

2013-02-28 08:31

No single cultural group should be blamed for the scourge of violence against women and children, the presidency says, after the furore over Lulu Xingwana's comments about Afrikaner men.

SAHRC to study Xingwana footage

2013-02-27 19:37

The SA Human Rights Commission will study footage on Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister Lulu Xingwana's comments about young Afrikaner men and Calvinism, it says.

Outcry at Xingwana's Afrikaner comments

2013-02-27 08:54

The Afrikanerbond has criticised Women's Minister Lulu Xingwana's "extreme verbal attack" after she claimed that Afrikaner men were brought up to believe they owned women and children.

Report details dept mismanagement

2013-02-26 11:11

Corruption and mismanagement have been highlighted in a top secret report about the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities.

Protesters: Pistorius shouldn't get bail

2013-02-20 12:22

A women's rights advocacy group is protesting outside the Pretoria Magistrate's Court, saying that Oscar Pistorius should not be granted bail until he proves his innocence.

Minister splurged R2.1m on furniture

2013-02-17 14:30

Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana allegedly splurged R2.1m of state's funds decorating her department's head office.

Xingwana ignored abuse - claim

2013-02-10 15:59

A young mother has spoken of the months of abuse she allegedly endured while living under Women and Children Minister Lulu Xingwana’s roof.

Men must not turn a blind eye - Motlanthe

2012-12-10 17:09

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has urged men not turn a blind eye to violence against women and children.

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