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Safeguarding women’s rights during the Covid-19 shutdown

Women will be disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic, particularly considering their contribution as caregivers, in both professional and domestic settings

WEF on Africa did act on calls for action

An integrated plan to tackle gender-based violence was developed and will be monitored

Ramaphosa addresses Alexandra, says he thought Mashaba would have come first

Speaking at Alexandra Stadium on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa told residents the area “is not a dumping ground”

Walk the talk against GBV

Mr Ramaphosa, you have seen and listened. Now it is time to make SA safe for women

#GBVSummit: ‘We have not budgeted for failure’ — Shabangu

As the two-day summit came to end, a declaration was reached and the mood was mostly triumphant, but it didn’t go without a few stumbling blocks

On companies and scandal

"If we can stay on the right side of the law and keep the books presentable, what’s going on at these big organisations?"

​A gender violence robot, seriously?

"I am afraid the president will be asking for many more minutes of silence and have many fewer voters next year."

Cops drop charges against #TheTotalShutDown GP

Some of the charges levelled against the movement include violating the permit, intimidating the president and violence at the Union Buildings

Editorial: Night owl sings good song

'Rampahosa’s ability to say the right thing is unmatched. We hope he will also be pushed to do the right thing'

‘This march was long overdue’

Attending the total shutdown march gave one woman hope for her own family

Beyond #TheTotalShutdown: Lessons for the movement

The frictions that came to the fore at the march expose a need for forms of mobilisation independent of party politics

#THETOTALSHUTDOWN: Memorandum of demands

This document sets out our list of demands to the state

Shutting down the blaming of women for rape

On Wednesday, women and gender non-conforming activists marched to mark the start of Women’s Month in South Africa and to say ‘enough is enough’

Women ask for men to listen: ‘Our bodies are not crime scenes’

Hundreds of women along with members of the LGBTI and gender-neutral groups marched across South Africa raise awareness around gender-based violence

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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