Powerful concepts are not immune to losing their strength when overused or misunderstood
The party must rid itself of corruption, cadre deployment, incompetence and patriarchy but it’s not in the interest of some leaders and members to do so
Government and civil society need to listen to those who are most at risk to ensure policies are effective
Self-styled podcasting celebrities – usually male – more and more frequently stray into journalism’s lane, but writer Khanya Mtshali probes the pitfalls of this using the examples of podcasts The Hustlers Corner and Podcast and Chill
There are serious concerns about the constitutionality of the bill
Party calls for special police unit to investigate officers accused of victimising GBV survivors
A new exhibition, When Rain Clouds Gather: Black South African Women Artists, 1940-2000, held at the Norval Foundation, is a corrective to the previous systemic exclusion of Black women
Although the debate about whether the country is ready for a woman chief justice is absurd and misogynistic, the answer is a resounding yes — and it is long overdue
The artist deftly navigates sexist roadblocks and patriarchal potholes with Johannesburg tools: walks and weapons
bell hooks’s refusal to ‘get in formation’ foregrounded healing as the foundation to a communal liberatory agenda
Among other psychosocial concerns, pre-teen and teenage births contribute to poor mother and child nutrition results
Sticks and stones – and shaming – discourages women from contesting elections.
When Monica Geingos became first lady of Namibia she received a deluge of abuse, but she extinguishes it by holding it up to the light.
Women make up just 37% of our elected representatives, and gains in representation are slowly being eroded. This should concern us all
From an old acquaintance* with benefits
We all need to unlearn the damaging patriarchal presuppositions of gender
Social and economic restrictions for the women of South Africa stubbornly remain
Fixing the system starts at home, where parents and guardians who shield the perpetrators of sexual assault must be held accountable for their complicity
How many R Kellys are we harbouring? It’s a difficult question for all.
Access to land ownership and property rights is inextricably linked to self-determination.
Registration of customary marriages is important for extending legal protection and rights to spouses, many of whom struggle for legal recognition
Gwen Lister’s book, ‘Comrade Editor’, weaves together a narrative from the strands of her own life, her journalism, and the wider context of Namibia’s struggle for independence
Viewing black women as strong and resilient does them a disservice
Veteran journalist Felicia Mabuza-Suttle tells us about how she dealt with patriarchy, her passion for youth development and why she is a germaphobe
In workplaces, women who display ‘big-man’ leadership styles will experience sexist judgments
Proposed changes to the Traditional Courts Bill to remove the possibility to “opt out” and use magistrate’s courts instead are probably unconstitutional, and definitely play into the hands of traditional leaders instead of their communities
Using an ever-present danger works to benefit men — no matter their education, profession, class or outward social behaviour
South Africa needs active citizens and real change starts in the home, with conversations about social justice
In the frantic pursuit of patriarchal ideas of manhood, boys often lose their ability to love — this paves the way for cruelty and violence
The chief executive of the Estate Agency Affairs Board and the deputy chair of the SABC board, shares her take on retrenchments at the public broadcaster and reveals why she hates horror movies
The Bafana Bafana defender valued women who loved sport
The film interrogates patriarchy, but the baseness of the US means there’s nothing left to send up