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.

Saatchi chair placed on leave on diversity remarks

2016-07-31 17:49

Publicis Groupe has put the chairperson of its Saatchi & Saatchi advertising agency on leave after he was quoted dismissing the debate on gender bias as “over”.

Fixing potholes 'as easy as cleaning the house' for all-female team

2016-07-06 09:30

It is easy to spot a pothole fixed by a woman, Kashiefa Beck of Heideveld, who is a member of an all-female team trained to fix potholes and do maintenance work on walkways and stormwater pipes, believes.

Two Mpumalanga districts report 100 rapes every month

2016-06-22 16:50

Two Mpumalanga district municipalities have had about 100 rape cases reported every month in the past three months.


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.

We musn't leave our sisters behind - leader of 1956 Women's March

2016-08-08 22:29

Women must continue fighting for a non-racial South Africa and work together, struggle stalwart Sophia Williams-de Bruyn has said on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the 1956 anti-pass march.

Germany lawmakers debate 'no means no' rape law

2016-07-07 16:35

German lawmakers are debating a bill that will make it easier for victims of sex crimes to file criminal complaints if they rejected their attacker's advances with a clear 'no'.

Nest egg spent on new wing for women's centre

2016-06-30 08:47

Your old couch or mismatched furniture could be put to better use, as the Saartjie Baartman Centre appeals for donations to kit out the new wing of its Cape Town premises.

Scrapping of virginity bursary applauded

2016-06-20 22:16

Lawyers for Human Rights have lauded the Commission for Gender Equality's recommendation that a bursary scheme issued to girls on the condition that they were virgins be scrapped.

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