Palesa Lebitse

Palesa Lebitse is a liberal feminist who regularly writes for the M&G.

The complexity of sexual consent

Patients often pay deference to their physicians and can be taken advantage of in the sanctity of consulting rooms

Men keep taking their lives

They don’t seek help for medical problems in general and when they suffer from depression, it can be fatal

Yes, men can be harassed too

The issue of abuse of power, contrary to how it is often tackled, is not just about gender

Domestic abuse isn’t only by men

Women also abuse men, siblings abuse siblings, parents abuse children and it’s all bad

Sexual violation: Education institutions need a law of their own

Many students seem unaware of policies and lack the knowledge to name sexual violations as such

Women’s rights must include land rights

Women around the world tell a similar tale of tilling the land and producing food but being denied secure rights to land

Underage, marginalised, married

The phenomenon of child brides amounts to state-sanctioned statutory rape

Figureheads won’t help women

It takes political mobilisation, education, laws and economic opportunities

We need our foreign doctors

Yet these skilled professionals are discriminated against by their colleagues

It’s not just a woman thing

Postpartum depression in men is real and it may be linked to testosterone levels

Trans people have regrets too

The uproar over research about those who rue having a surgical transition obscures real issues

Rape myths inflict more harm on victims

Sexual assault survivors are silenced by societal prejudice, lack of support from their community or family, secondary trauma and rape myths.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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