President Jacob Zuma's speech offered very little for women or for those concerned about safety and security.
Twenty-two-year-old Mitta Lebaka has dedicated her life to helping child burn survivors like herself.
Women's inequality battles continue every day, yet the state seems to take notice only on August 9, writes Jane Bennett.
Shirhami Shirinda, a member of a rural royal family, argues that the Traditional Courts Bill will only serve to disempower many women.
South Africa needs to strengthen interventions on women's empowerment, according to President Thabo Mbeki.