Teenage Pregnancies

South Africa’s teen moms are on their own

State health facilities and the school curriculum have failed the youth, forcing young mothers into unsupported single parenthood

No easy childhood for SA’s youth

Being a child in South Africa is difficult, but there are programmes that help them to survive and thrive

This is putting SA’s women in the grave, so what’s health department doing about it?

Pregnancy in South Africa is getting safer, but still not safe enough. Here’s what the health department says they’re doing about it.

‘I didn’t think it was necessary to use condoms because I was only 15.’

This province reported skyrocketing rates of teen pregnancy but behind the figures lies a story about sex, knowledge and data.

Tackling HIV among young women needs specific interventions

We need to take measures that will address gender violence, inequality and patriarchy

In denial of reality, we stuff our eye sockets and ears with toilet paper

'Years of incompetent government in the service of irresponsible oligarchs has left the country in ruins,' writes Mathew Blatchford

‘After getting pregnant, you are done’: no more school for mums-to-be

This country's president just told public schools to kick out teen mothers, tens of thousands of whom have already lost out on education.

Youth avoid sexual healthcare

Health services are available but the attitudes of medical staff deter young people

Helen Zille’s words were taken out of context and used in a straw-man argument

'Various proposals were also discussed to ensure that men also carried the consequences of unintended pregnancies.'

Sugar daddies: Shame the blessers, not the blessed

Her friend still bears the stigma of a schoolgirl affair with a sugar daddy. Pontsho Pilane asks: Why the double standards?

[From our archives] ‘Once he says he doesn’t want a condom, that’s that’

Gender imbalances in intimate relationships make it difficult for women to decide when, if at all, to have children.

Contraception at schools on Gauteng’s agenda

Gender activists have welcomed talks between two departments about ways to reduce teenage pregnancies, but no decision has yet been taken.

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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