ARTICLES RELATING TO GENDER EQUALITY

Women drown in morass of male dominance

2017-03-26 06:34

The devastating story of the woman who was raped in a taxi as her child was forced to lie facedown nearby, which has exposed a ring of rapists that appears to have been operating for more than a year, is another appalling example of the unrelenting violence and constant threat of violence women, writes Gayle Edmunds.

Committee backtracks on decision to not suspend 'woman magistrate'

2017-03-08 14:18

Parliament's justice and correctional services committee has backtracked on its decision to not suspend the president of the regional court in the North West.

Women in the boardroom: the right and the bright thing to do

2017-03-07 05:00

Not only do women bring fresh perspectives to the boardroom, but they also offer innovative solutions, say Nadia Mans-Kemp and Suzette Viviers.

Sexism must fall to save SA

2017-03-05 06:10

The spectre of sexism continues to haunt the world. It is a catalyst to other variables of discrimination and oppression, such as class, race and religion, writes Sediko Rakolote.

We oppress fine female legal minds

2017-02-12 06:06

Not withstanding the initiatives taken to transform the gender composition of the judiciary, the change is still disappointing, write Kamraj Anirudhra and Mbuyiselo Botha.

Afghan woman pilot's US asylum bid sparks fervent debate

2016-12-28 07:13

The shock announcement of Afghanistan's first woman fixed-wing pilot seeking asylum in the US has touched off a spirited national debate on the country's most vexing issues: insecurity, women's rights and mass exodus of young people.

Man accused of killing Cape Town lesbian appears in court

2016-12-21 06:09

The 24-year-old man accused of murdering a lesbian from Khayelitsha is expected to appear in the Blue Downs Regional Court.

2016 Gender equality report: SA shines, illustrates BRICS cultural divide

2016-10-27 18:51

SA's promotion of a non-sexist society has delivered progress, as the country edged up two slots to an impressive 15th of 144 countries in the WEF’s gender equality list.

Women still under-represented in metros - Report

2016-10-04 22:06

Women are still under-represented in all eight of the country's metropolitan municipality councils, the Commission for Gender Equality has revealed.

African organisations do not prioritise gender diversity

2016-08-11 17:11

Only a third of organisations surveyed in the McKinsey Women Matter Africa report consider achieving gender diversity in leadership to be a CEO priority.

 

The language of identity politics

2017-03-26 06:34

We need to be woke to the terminology that accompanies discussions on race and gender, writes Joonji Mdyagolo.

Internationally usurped Women’s Day

2017-03-08 05:00

The women who started International Women’s Day were committed to human equality, not the equal right of women to exploit or dominate other women and men, says Terry Bell.

Time for a new state of mind

2017-03-05 06:10

To achieve true gender equality, we should call for a female presidential candidate based on her credentials and contribution, writes Magdalene Moonsamy.

Stop discrediting Mokonyane because she's a woman

2017-02-24 09:00

Nomvula Mokonyane is one of the few women who are ferociously breaking down barriers in a “man’s world”, yet her critics insist on attacking her on the basis of her femininity, writes Yonela Diko.

The slow but sure creep of patriarchy

2017-02-12 06:06

Russia this week passed a law making it okay to beat your wife, as long as you don’t draw blood or break her bones. Oh, and you can only hit her once a year.

Saudi jailed for call to end male control over women

2016-12-27 19:48

A Saudi man has been jailed for one year for calling for an end to the Muslim kingdom's guardianship system that gives men wide controls over women, local media say.

7 men to appear in Wynberg court for raping girl, 13

2016-11-25 06:01

Seven men accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in Nyanga are expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

MPs hail virgin bursary scheme for promoting 'good behaviour'

2016-10-25 17:32

MPs have praised the Uthukela District Municipality for promoting "good behaviour" with its bursary scheme for female virgins.

Germany proposes burqa ban in public places

2016-08-19 16:09

Germany's interior minister has proposed partially banning the full-face burqa Islamic veil, as a debate on integration rages after two jihadist attacks and ahead of key state elections.

Rape culture is not a race thing - Zille

2016-08-10 12:45

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the issue of rape culture in South Africa is not exclusive to any one race.

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