Motherhood

Slice of Life: Little feet changed my life

"When I became pregnant four years ago I just could not believe it. I was somewhat fearful of what people would say and how they would look at me."

Love will win when I can’t protect him

"Perhaps a feminist deity gave birth to feminist sons so they could raise the sort of men they would have wanted to be surrounded by."

Slice of life: Yin and yang of life and death

'I held Yin’s hand and we both looked'

Lessons from Doornkop: Ways of coping with poverty

Community and government efforts to improve lives in Doornkop, or “Snake Park”, Soweto, is the theme of a new book

Slice of Life: Mom worked so hard for me

The sacrifices of a mother are endlessly inspiring

Motherhood’s vexing seclusion

Being kept under virtual house arrest with your newborn is definitely not fun

Unpacking the ‘Oops’ of young motherhood

Award-winning writers and mothers Sibongile Fisher and Megan Ross discuss rewriting motherhood and the effects of their unplanned pregnancies

The value of women’s labour: Being a writer, woman and mother in a patriarchal world

Authors Megan Ross and Sibongile Fisher talk about the challenges of maintaining a balance between work and family.

Beyoncé does it for mothers

Her pregnancy is demonstrated in a way that challenges social stereotypes

Moms in a park is a mother of a story

In her new novel, The Park (Macmillan), Gail Schimmel looks at motherhood. We asked her about the book and her writing world.

​A single woman counts the cost of having a baby

The expectant mother was in a predicament. She was the primary care-giver for her four-year-old and would soon be for her newborn.

What I wish I knew about pregnancy and giving birth

'But what about all the weird stuff that happens to your body? What about those incredibly strong emotions that you just can’t shake?'

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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