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Farewell Allen Thompson: A fighter for education

M&G education editor Bongekile Macupe honours the legacy of the late president of the National Teachers’ Union

KZN education officials suspended for mismanagement of sanitary-pads project

Unions have welcomed the suspension of three senior officials in KZN’s department of education for mismanagement of a sanitary-pads distribution project

Men should embrace feminism

The feminist project is about equality and justice for all human beings, including men and boys

Stella Nyanzi: The formidable feminist foe Museveni has failed to silence

She has campaigned for the rights of girls, women and LGBTQIA+ people in Uganda and leads Pads4​GirlsUG a campaign to provide free sanitary pads

Editorial: At last, dignity for women

'This week, South Africans overcame in some ways the silence and shame tied to menstruation'

‘Fraud, poor governance’ cause municipal crisis

Provincial departments have an estimated R25-billion in unpaid bills

Women MPs slam Treasury for shoddy sanitary towels VAT exemption plans

Women across the political spectrum have issued a stern warning to treasury: take the request that sanitary pads be VAT exempt seriously

Call for probe as pads pile up in KZN

With too many sanitary towels but no money for effective teaching, unions are alleging corruption

Sadtu accuses KZN education dept of mismanaging free sanitary pads project

Sadtu has accused the Department of Education of commercialising the free sanitary pads initiative in KwaZulu-Natal.

Why you shouldn’t be ashamed of your period

When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty, those who bleed may feel embarrassed about their period.

Why some people may not be over the moon about menstrual cups

Moon cups, reusable pads and period panties are all alternatives to disposable pads and tampons, but they may not work for everyone.

‘​We need national buy-in to provide sanitary pads to poor women and girl learners’

The Kwazulu-Natal education department has set aside R50-million to fund the distribution of pads to schools in the four lowest quintiles.

‘If government can give us flavoured condoms, it can give us free pads’

Find out which departments need to step up to make free pads a reality for people who menstruate.

Why treasury won’t support a fall in the tampon tax

Pontsho Pilane recently presented a proposal to Parliament to introduce free pads for poor people who menstruate. Here’s what she learned.

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