Gender Issues

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.

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it