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What women want

There are more women registered to vote than men. In response, political party manifestos have increased their attention to gender issues.

​Women’s rights groups starved of cash

The harsh reality is that progressive gender work in Southern Africa is being hamstrung by changing economic realities in the north.

We’re all made in God’s image

My gender is one part of me; it is not everything of me. I’d be a fool to limit myself.

After sharing stories on radio about LGBTI people I saw a big change in my community

Now they really see me as someone who matters, thinks and feels, says activist Velisa Jara

Gender barriers fall when men are exposed to change

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

​Women’s rights vs patriarchal traditions: Where does the ANC Women’s League stand?

Acquiescing to virginity testing in KwaZulu-Natal represents the start of an entrenched tolerance for patriarchy in the organisation’s ranks.

Women cold-shouldered as political parties cosy up to youth

The country seems to be slipping back into patriarchy and election manifestos barely refer to women, yet they’re the largest voting group.

Rights will be eroded by new chiefly laws

The disturbing trends run counter to the country's constitutional and legislative advances.

The Goldilocks zone of gender, identity and perhaps … God?

While you may think the Goldilocks zone refers to not being too hot or too cold, it could also refer to the state of being simply human.

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.

New political party to tackle gender issues

The Equal Rights Party, one with a focus on gender and sexual issues, will contest the national elections this year.

Women work while men socialise, finds Stats SA

An overview of how South Africans spend their time shows that men get more time to socialise while women work in the home.

Lennox calls on SA to fight gender-based violence

An emotional Annie Lennox called on South Africans to do more to fight the scourge of violence against women and children.

Anne Frank’s diary isn’t pornographic – it just reveals an uncomfortable truth

Instead of banning the diary from schools, as Gail Horalek would like, we should teach girls not to be ashamed of their bodies.

Man up to gender studies

To some, gender may seem to be an unimportant topic, a frivolous diversion from the more critical problems of poverty, war, disease or racism.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

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

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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