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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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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

Press Releases

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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