Death penalty is no answer to women abuse

2017-05-28 05:58

In trying to address the huge problem of gender-based violence, let us not hide behind the death penalty. It diverts attention away from the more complex question of what needs to be done, writes Zonke Majodina.

How to offer equal opportunities at work

2017-04-23 07:23

There are 200 million missing women and girls in the world by current calculations – that’s doubled since The Economist ran its cover story on this global catastrophe in 2010.

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.


'If you don’t want to be called trash, change your behaviour' Malema tells SA men

2017-05-26 05:19

EFF leader Julius Malema has challenged South African men who are against the hashtag #MenAreTrash to change their behaviour and start protecting women.

Can you choose your baby's gender?

2017-04-12 11:37

If you could pick having a baby boy or girl - would you?

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.

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