Latest articles on Gender Equity

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

Does ANC really push equity?

The sudden push for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to become the ANC president seems disingenuous.

Better maternity leave laws are needed to protect African mothers

Maternity leave for women in developing countries is still a massive problem, with many women in informal sectors not receiving adequate cover.

Young women told: ‘If a man touches you, you’ll get pregnant’

Unintended pregnancies and abortions in Nigeria could be reduced if myths are dispelled and young women have the right information.

Ghana’s formidable ‘queen mothers’ rise up

Women chiefs are playing an increasingly important role in the country’s development, advocating for women's and children's rights.

Banked, but women still losing out financially

South African women are more money-savvy than they used to be with more bank accounts than men, but they still earn less than their male counterparts.

Top court nominations begin to address judicial gender injustice

The Judicial Service Commission plans to interview five candidates for key positions – and all of them are women.

SA 2nd on list of African countries with most female MPs

Despite gains, the overall picture is of an excruciatingly slow pace in increasing women's participation in the African political space, surveys show.

Call for law that would allow women to monitor pay gap

The gender pay discrepancy in Germany is one of the highest in the European Union.

JSC: ‘Boys Club’ hinders gender parity in legal profession

Efforts to promote gender equality in the JSC are being stalled by obstacles such as the "boys club", foiling hopes for gender transformation.

UCT: A campus at odds with itself

Weighed down by the past, the Cape university is lagging behind in transforming its staff profile

Gender equity Bill passed amid criticism

A Bill that aims to empower women and promote gender equality has been adopted in the National Assembly.

Women sick of inequality – literally

Research shows women are more likely to have high blood pressure and experts blame the added stress of unequal gender roles.

No more gender-based activism

Feminist polemic can breed defensiveness. How can we make it more fully inclusive?

Concourt vacancy exposes the lip service paid to gender equity

For all the talk of the imperative of strict compliance with section 174(2) of the Constitution when it comes to gender only lip service is paid.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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