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‘Where the governments see statistics, I see the faces of my friends’

Yvette Raphael describes herself as a ‘professional protester, sjambok feminist and hater of trash’. Government officials would likely refer to her as ‘a rebel’. She’s fought for equality her entire life, she says. And she’s scared of no one

Q&A Sessions: ‘I think I was born way before my time’ — Mamodupi Mohlala

The chief executive of the Estate Agency Affairs Board and the deputy chair of the SABC board, shares her take on retrenchments at the public broadcaster and reveals why she hates horror movies

South African football has lost a feminist in Anele Ngcongca

The Bafana Bafana defender valued women who loved sport

Khaya Sithole: Tsakani Maluleke’s example – and challenge

Shattering the glass ceiling is not enough, the new auditor general must make ‘live’ audits the norm here in SA

The bloody battle to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Neither side will hesitate for a second to do anything to win

Searching for justice in the war on womxn’s bodies

In a world defined by gendered violence, what can we do differently?

Why Uganda needs a Stella Nyanzi in Parliament

Many Ugandans find Stella Nyanzi’s mode of protest, including vulgar insults and stripping to make a point, unsettling. But her challenge to the country’s patriarchy could bring much-needed reform

Review: ‘Afterland’ — a novel that foreshadows the Covid-19 pandemic

For the past five years, Lauren Beukes has been working on a book set in the aftermath of a global epidemic. Its release couldn’t have been more timely

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

From Ebbie to Happy Sindane

Our society remains carved up because differences are viewed as weaknesses

Sigh. I’m still protesting

Women may be tired but we must continue to fight abuse for the sake of the new generation

The age of the feminist influencer

One African feminist's view on how social media clout chasing has stalled progressive politics

Vignettes on our lives and dreams

The Jamaican-Nigerian writer explores living between cultures in her first short story collection

Chip, but don’t break walls of patriarchy

When feminist harassment work becomes too successful, universities ensure that it is undone

Women have the power to swing the 2019 election

But none of the parties has made gender issues a core element of their campaigns except for the Women Forward Party

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