Colleen Lowe Morna

Leaders must walk the talk of gender equality

It is not enough to say there must be a woman president. Candidates must lead by example and spell out exactly what they aim to do

State must join citizens to fight femicide

South Africa has to tackle the scourge in the same visionary way it has fought against HIV and Aids

​Women’s rights groups starved of cash

The harsh reality is that progressive gender work in Southern Africa is being hamstrung by changing economic realities in the north.

Trump has given the world’s women a taste of their power

The Women's March grew organically, through the work of volunteers, with no hierarchical structure.

Gender trouble in ANC’s succession race

The women’s league is behaving oddly and the main candidates are silent on many other issues.

​16 Days will be followed by positive action

The prevention of gender-based violence must become the starting point and not an afterthought.

Women cold-shouldered as political parties cosy up to youth

The country seems to be slipping back into patriarchy and election manifestos barely refer to women, yet they’re the largest voting group.

Madiba the flawed father, husband and man: ‘I’m still learning’

What would Nelson Mandela say if he knew of the family feud raging outside his hospital room?

Sex or rape? Something is terribly wrong!

Executive director of Gender Links attempts to explain the difference between sex and rape in South African society.

When are you too old?

Colleen Lowe Morna and Sikhonzile Ndlovu examine how the media undermine the value of older women in our society.

Crossing borders

In less than one lifetime, Ghana and Zimbabwe have swopped positions internationally, writes Colleen Lowe Morna.

When in power, exercise it

When South African Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka served as minister of minerals and energy, a large portrait of a woman miner hung above her desk. On closer examination you realise the miner is Mlambo-Ngcuka herself. “I always believe in getting into whatever I am doing,” she laughs.

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