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.

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Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

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