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Palesa Lebitse

Palesa Lebitse

    Sexual violation: Education institutions need a law of their own
    Sexual violation: Education institutions need a law of their own
    “No one deserves to be raped!” Khensani Maseko, a student at Rhodes University, posted this on Instagram before she committed suicide on August...
    Women’s rights must include land rights
    Women’s rights must include land rights
    The United Nations has declared that women’s land rights are a human right. The UN Women’s publication, Realising Women’s Rights to Land and...
    Underage, marginalised, married
    Underage, marginalised, married
    Sometimes it is important to reflect on how lucky we South Africans are compared with other people in countries such as Sudan. Although we may...
    Figureheads won’t help women
    Figureheads won’t help women
    I recently watched a programme on an SABC news channel about a woman who mixed paints for vehicles. She learnt the skill from her husband, who had...
    We need our foreign doctors
    We need our foreign doctors
    Even after more than two decades, Dr Akin Ogunronbi still recalls his first day of training at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town because it was...
    It’s not just a woman thing
    It’s not just a woman thing
    My girlfriend Lauren fell pregnant with her first child soon after tying the knot. She and her husband were elated about the baby, until the little...
    Trans people have regrets too
    Trans people have regrets too
    I rang up my friend Kate after seeing a report on Russia TV about a university in the United Kingdom that reportedly approved then later rejected a...
    Rape myths inflict more harm on victims
    Rape myths inflict more harm on victims
    BODY LANGUAGE
    Let’s open up about infertility
    Let’s open up about infertility
    A former boyfriend once told me he was ready to marry me — but before he made our union official, he said, we would have to get going with...
    Femicide needs its own laws
    Femicide needs its own laws
    My friend Camilla says each day of her life is lived in fear — fear that one day she could be next. Her husband of three years is verbally...
    Beyoncé does it for mothers
    Beyoncé does it for mothers
    BODY LANGUAGE