Blesser

No romance without finance — a playlist

The Mail & Guardian collaborated with Lebogang Masango to create a playlist that speaks to "strategic dating", from a woman's point of view.

Blessers, blessees and HIV: Do we know how to deal with age-disparate sex?

We invite you to our Policy Dialogue at the 9th annual Aids Conference.

Tackling HIV among young women needs specific interventions

We need to take measures that will address gender violence, inequality and patriarchy

Anger at blessees is misplaced

Poverty is a ‘sin’, yet we deride women who use their bodies to improve their situations

Eight ways to make HIV stories meaningful

HIV is a mirror that reflects how we think about society. It exposes our prejudices. Find out how to tell interesting stories about it.

[LISTEN] Why are women in ‘blesser-like’ relationships more likely to contract HIV?

Reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng explains to Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan why age-disparate relationships make women more vulnerable to HIV.

Blessers and blessees: Why do we have so many?

Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan asks reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng why older men prey on younger women.

The pitfalls of becoming a #blessed one

In Angela Mokholwa’s book, the price of obtaining an Instagrammable lifestyle proves to be too high

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

​#AIDS2016: ‘Blessers’ are the engine behind the rapid spread of HIV in young women

'Blessers' form a crucial link in a cycle of HIV transmission that South Africa has not been able to break.

The universal difficulty of getting chose

Fumbatha May writes on the difficulties of locating the sweet spot between Ben 10 and half-past Blesser.

Damned by the ‘blessers’

Social climbers sell their souls to a new breed of sugar daddy.

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Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders