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Few women leaders in academia

Patriarchal culture still dominates university leadership in SA, despite an abundance of qualified women

We need more women in STEM careers

Local solutions are needed to get more women into science, technology, engineering and maths

How to build a women-powered, green-energy transition

As the globe moves towards greener energy practices, more women must be included in this new growth sector, for the benefit of all

Eusebius McKaiser: A letter to us people who live in the suburbs

The Covid-19 lockdown means wealthy citizens must take a long-overdue look at our privilege. Now is the time for cross-class solidarity

What the Harvey Weinstein case can teach us about a complainant-centred process

The verdict highlights a number of critical issues required to build systems, processes and advocacy when it comes to working in the space of gender-based violence

Women must be allowed to determine their own future

Women can best express their problems and solutions to the system we have today

Unequal educational outcomes are about more than enrolment

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

World’s 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity — Oxfam

A new report from the charity was published ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos

Tackling HIV among young women needs specific interventions

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

Gender-sensitive budgets can help end inequality

"In a multi-order government system, the national government should guide subnational governments on gender-sensitive budgeting."

Watch where you put your hands, oaf !

Men need to overhaul learnt views of their power over and rights to women

World Economic Forum: Gender inequality widening after decade of progress

In recent years, women have made significant progress towards equality in a number of areas but the global trend now seems to have made a U-turn

#NotAllMen rape, but a rotten apple spoils the barrel

It may be true that #NotAllMen rape, but enough do to make it a statistic.

The Bench’s default is still set to ‘male’

Real solutions to deal with the underlying causes of skewed gender demographics must be found.

Women engineers quit over men’s attitudes

The International Labour Organisation has long urged to change old attitudes, saying that failure to do so is an obstacle to nations' progress.

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Disrupt the corrupt

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Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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