ARTICLES RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION

Cape Town mom’s struggle after shop denies access to boy in wheelchair

2020-03-16 15:32

A single mom from Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, is ecstatic after the equality court ruled that a local supermarket discriminated against her and her disabled son.

South African women are still paid less than men, and other areas where women face discrimination

2019-11-15 16:10

While women still experience inequality, the gap is closing in some aspects.

'We just don’t participate': Venue owner apologises after declining to host an interracial wedding due to 'Christian belief'

2019-09-04 20:29

The event hall faced significant backlash on social media, and the owner issued an apology on the business's now-deleted Facebook page.

Black women influencers get paid far less than their white counterparts, experts say

2019-07-26 18:30

It's time we address pay discrimination in influencer spaces.

California became the first state to ban discrimination against natural hair

2019-07-04 11:57

The newly-passed bill will update the state's existing anti-discrimination laws to include the protection of natural hairstyles.

WATCH: Muslim discrimination results in $675k settlement

2019-05-03 18:55

A lawsuit against a Denver landlord who was recorded refusing to allow a Muslim father and son to sublease her property for a restaurant has ended in a $675 000 settlement.

Muslim soldier will be suing the U.S. Army after she was forced to remove her hijab

2019-04-05 19:45

She says she has been called a terrorist, a ninja, a member of Isis and “the girl with the hood”.

Women really get the short end of the stick when it comes to medical attention, study finds

2019-03-27 11:05

Recently women have expressed their distress over not being taken seriously enough by doctors concerning medical attention and this study backs up their stories.

Gauteng MEC Faith Mazibuko's viral rant may fall foul of the law, say experts

2019-03-14 21:30

Gauteng MEC for Sport and Recreation Faith Mazibuko may be on the wrong side of the law when it comes to her tirade over "combi-courts", say two experts.

Govt-funded youth centre rocked by abuse, racism allegations, almost 200 children removed

2019-02-19 18:16

The Department of Social Development in KwaZulu-Natal has ordered a high-level investigation into allegations of physical and emotional abuse of children and staff at a youth care centre in Ladysmith.

 

SA tops 9 other markets including UK, Germany and USA with 47% women editors at news media outlets

2020-03-10 20:59

Gender remains one of the most prevalent bases of discrimination. However, South African women play a pivotal role in setting the news agenda of the day.

'I live every day with suicidal thoughts' - this transwoman faces discrimination in her efforts to find work after retrenchment

2019-10-29 12:05

This hardworking woman lost her job a year ago and finding employment or even securing an interview has been an uphill battle.

'The cashier asked why I'm making a big deal about this' - Mom heads to Equality Court after son in wheelchair denied access to superette

2019-08-26 09:53

"The manager told me, 'Now you know for next time not to bring your child to the shop'. I didn't know where to go or what to do, but I knew Connor's human rights had been violated. He should be allowed to go where everyone else can go." Cape Town-based mom Liezel Haskin is seeking courtroom justice for her otherly-abled son.

Women speak on the importance of New California law to ban hairstyle discrimination

2019-07-04 13:18

California has become the first state to ban workplace and school discrimination against black people for wearing hairstyles such as braids, twists and locks. Democratic Sen. Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles, a black woman who wears her hair naturally, says the bill hits back against stereotypes about what is professional in the work place.

Nadia Nakai and other women who have been shamed for their outfits

2019-06-19 13:53

The hate hasn’t detered them from advocating for body positivity.

Are black women getting discriminated against even when they're top influencers?

2019-04-02 16:14

It's time we address pay discrimination.

Racist and violent speech aimed at Chinese South Africans a threat to democracy

2019-03-10 07:00

We all need to take a stand against hate speech to ensure that we don't blindly fuel our anger and attack others that are different to us, writes Erwin Pon.

A 12-year-old girl starts clothing brand after being bullied about her dark complexion

2019-02-05 13:24

Twelve-year-old girl bullied for her dark skin tone turned her grandmother's message of empowerment, "Flexin' in my Complexion," into hope for others. Kheris Rogers has her own fashion line using her grandmother’s words as her brand.

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