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Court victory for 400 000 elderly black women

An apartheid law that dispossessed black women of the assets accrued during their marriages has finally been scrapped after a Pinetown pensioner, facing impoverishment, went to court

Climate crisis and gender

Women are hit hardest by climate change – and they're fighting back

Communitarian ideals in capitalist workplaces

Companies are trying to build community among workers. But this can have sinister side-effects

Woman sues Tokyo medical schools over discrimination

Last year it emerged that medical universities had routinely altered the admissions test scores of applicants to keep some of them out

Dorcus Moleli

Head of quality, Danone South Africa

Old boy club dominates engineering

Women who raise their voices against the sexism in this field do so at the risk of their careers

Tokyo med school admits it altered tests to keep women out

The scandal was uncovered by investigators looking into claims the university padded the scores of an education ministry bureaucrat's son

#THETOTALSHUTDOWN: Memorandum of demands

This document sets out our list of demands to the state

Morocco’s women surfing the waves in taboo sport

Despite efforts to improve the status of women in the North African country, attitudes have been slow to change.

Grace Bible Church: We don’t discriminate against anyone

The church is yet to condemn Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, who is accused of making homophobic remarks.

Policing communities: How the SAPS is failing to uphold LGBTI rights

With the SAPS perpetuating discrimination against gay and lesbian people, members of South Africa's LGBTI community continue to fear the police.

The M&G’s first Rainbow fellow: ‘I want to help empower LGBTI Africans’

The M&G's first Rainbow fellow, Carl Collison, shares why issues affecting the LGBTI community on the continent are so important to him.

Women in tech talk about marginalisation and how to shatter glass ceilings

They believe they’re not taken seriously so a Cape Town conference was held to explore solutions.

Caster Semenya’s body is being claimed by self-important armchair pundits

'Her body, seen as an anomaly, is no longer hers. It “belongs” to sports bodies, media houses and quick-on-the-draw armchair pundits ... '

The silent protest shed light on rape but many choose to see it as anti-Zuma

Anger over the government’s absolute failure to tackling gender-based violence has seen a resurgence of gender activism – and it’s young and militant.

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Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

Secret meetings with Zuma could sink Mkhwebane

An alleged string of lies about Mkhwebane’s meeting with the former president in her contentious R3.2-billion Absa report has the public protector in a legal wrangle

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