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25 Years after Beijing: Changing the script about women’s leadership

Women in Africa should not be viewed as having ‘special negotiating skills’. Instead, we should motivate for more women in leadership positions because of their equality as citizens

Women on the streets of smart cities

Apps like My Safetipin and Safe Pace are making the public sphere safer

The GPL hosts the 5th Vita Basadi Awards

Women who quietly serve their communities and the legislature, backed by the women’s caucus, are acknowledged at the annual Vita Basadi awards

Survivors of gender-based violence fight to be heard

Gender-based violence is escalating as the social crisis deepens. Some activists want a special council for survivors

If not now, later: Women’s vulnerability to HIV risk

Keeping girls at school could reduce their vulnerability to infection. But women’s lack of empowerment will affect this intervention's success

Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa

Councillor, Icasa

Thuto Thipe

Academic, Yale University

Women in Africa claim seat at table

The game is still rigged against female business leaders, so they’re rewriting the rules themselves.

Magazines gloss over real diversity

The magazines we love do not love us back – they do not contain a diverse representation of black womanhood

Enough talk about women, it’s time to act

The AU's long-term goal of peace and prosperity will be a pipe dream unless it tackles gender issues.

Morocco grapples with women’s rights after raped bride’s suicide

Protests have erupted in Morocco over the case of teenager Amina Filali who killed herself after a court ordered her to marry her alleged rapist.

A glass ceiling that is still opaque

Strengthening women's participation in higher education is more than just a 'women's issue'.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

Press Releases

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries