Gender Equality

Queen bees in the workplace want to keep all the honey for themselves

The queen bee syndrome, whereby women in power consciously impede the development of other women in the workplace, is slowly gaining ground in South Africa

South Africa’s teen moms are on their own

State health facilities and the school curriculum have failed the youth, forcing young mothers into unsupported single parenthood

Cellphones the front line for gender equality

Access to cellphones is not an end in itself. Rather, it is a way to level the playing field not only through knowledge, but also through connection

Unequal educational outcomes are about more than enrolment

Young people study from textbooks that reinforce stereotypes and omit women’s historical contributions

Women must lead, the rest will follow

Political parties will not be truly representative until gender quotas apply across the board, including at the very top

Countries fail to reach gender equality goal — report

A report measuring gender equality across 129 countries has found that none of the countries achieved an ‘excellent’ score of 90 out of 100

Transgender rights: Vital case heads to Equality Court

​The Equality Court in Cape Town will soon hear a groundbreaking case on the rights of transgender prisoners

Welsh leader pledges to create a gender equal government

Carwyn Jones announced on Monday that he pledges to see transformation within the country

Exclusive: The ‘professional apartheid’ sidelining women at the African Union

Women staff object to ‘professional apartheid’ and routine discrimination at the AU Commission

​Queer students battle for inclusion

LGBTQI+ students continue to come up against heteronormative, patriarchal attitudes despite universities’ attempts to neutralise gender.

Gender barriers fall when men are exposed to change

Global studies reveal that first-hand experience alters fixed ideas about traditional roles.

SA universities’ professoriate needs more women but fares adequately by global standards

Although some might see the glass as half-full, the numbers of female professors are improving.

Latest

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs