Court stops divorced women in Transkei from becoming destitute

2018-11-02 07:04

Women in the Transkei have secured a big victory in the Constitutional Court. If married under the old Transkei Marriage Act they will be less likely to be left destitute if they get divorced.

Suffering from high blood pressure? It could be because of discrimination

2018-10-24 10:43

Women are being negatively affected by discrimination and their health is at risk for it.

UCT students can now choose gender-neutral titles

2018-10-10 19:33

The University of Cape Town is now allowing students the option of indicating a gender-neutral title, or no title at all, in official university correspondence.

There is a new man

2018-09-09 12:39

There is a desperate need to create safe spaces to rage, to hurt and to name the perpetrators because we don’t have the luxury of remaining silent, write Tian Johnson and Nokhwezi Mabutyana.

No woman, no cry

2018-09-02 12:15

R*E*S*P*E*C*T, demanded the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, in what became an anthem for the struggle for gender equality in the 1970s and 1980s, writes Dhesigen Naidoo.

Womxn are ready for a new story

2018-08-26 06:21

Being a storyteller is one of the most important aspects of my identity. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t searching for expression in one way or another, whether as an actor on a stage, on my couch with pen and paper in hand, or in an art class, writes Buhle Ngaba.

Magda Wierzycka: 'The crooks must go to jail, Markus Jooste first'

2018-08-17 14:50

Speaking at a conference on Friday, Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka called for South Africans to focus on building a future, but said "crooks" must be sent to jail first.

It's not the ANCWL, it's patriarchy

2018-08-12 07:56

ANC policy advances on gender relations resulted from hard-won battles by their women, writes Philile Ntuli.

Petition calls for removal of CEO over disparaging remarks about women engineers

2018-08-07 18:56

An organisation for women engineers is calling for the resignation of a CEO over an article he authored questioning the place of women in the industry.

Engineering body calls emergency meeting over CEO’s comments about women

2018-08-07 07:14

SAICE is under pressure to act after a lobby group called on the engineering body to “rethink their choice of CEO” after Mangin Pillay penned a widely criticised column.


UN chief decries failure to bring women into peacemaking

2018-10-26 05:28

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is decrying the failure to bring women into peacemaking, citing statistics that between 1990 and 2017 women constituted only 8 percent of negotiators and 5 percent of witnesses and signatories to major peace process.

WATCH: Top 5 world news videos today

2018-10-11 05:40

Watch our playlist of the five most talked about videos today, October 11, 2018.

Wheels of change: Women make their mark in Cape Town's transport industry

2018-10-07 09:08

Changing perceptions about what women are capable of doing is a difficult task, says Maria Dumekude, who started as a cleaner and now works as an auto electrician among her mostly male colleagues.

Fall of engineering CEO a warning to patriarchal men - Gender Commission

2018-09-08 08:15

Men who speak 'loosely' will be dealt with and should learn from the termination of chief executive of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, says the Gender Commission.

Pay the housewife, free the woman

2018-08-26 10:02

Yes, there are women leaders and there are many educated and empowered women, but there are also millions of uneducated, undereducated and impoverished women in South Africa today, writes Nomkhita Gysman.

Magda Wierzycka's 10 tips to run your own business

2018-08-17 20:11

Most people who say they want to run a business, never actually end up doing it. Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka shares lessons on what it takes to run a business or even lead a successful career.

Engineering body CEO commits to diversity training over 'antagonistic' column

2018-08-13 10:16

Manglin Pillay, the head of the SA Institution of Civil Engineering, has issued a brief public apology for his column questioning the place of women in engineering, and committed to undergo diversity training.

Engineering CEO apologises, keeps his job

2018-08-08 17:03

Manglin Pillay will remain the CEO of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, as the board has accepted his apology for the remarks he made about women in the engineering field.

Science and Technology Minister slams engineering body CEO's comments on women

2018-08-07 16:46

Science and Technology Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has joined in criticism of a column written by the SA Institution of Civil Engineering's CEO, in which he questioned the place of women in engineering.

Digital activism: A new wave or nah?

2018-08-05 11:48

As a young woman living under the most progressive Constitution, I often wonder how the women of 1956 organised themselves without social media, writes Kgalalelo Kedijang.

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