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Modern day superwomen: Students who are mothers too

Some women play the role of both student and mother, balancing family and household responsibilities

Women’s bodies are the battleground for civil liberties

Female activists face persecution largely because their existence is an affront to the patriarchal nature of societies.

Get it right, newsdesks, the ANC aunties are not exactly fighting for women’s rights

We should be overjoyed that the focus is on women, but the way the media deals with this is generally underwhelming.

Local elections 2016 show that South Africa’s women continue to play second fiddle

Our past tells us that women mobilise in ways that produce significant political results. But the present shows how easily these gains can evaporate.

​Jacob Zuma and his sexism – as laid out in the president’s own words

Turns out that the country has not forgotten the president's stance on women and their rights.

Editorial: Please put our women first

What South Africa needs is an approach that places violence against women at the heart of social policy.

South African women: Young heroine with courage forged in fire

Twenty-two-year-old Mitta Lebaka has dedicated her life to helping child burn survivors like herself.

Verashni Pillay: Strike a woman, you strike a hollow memory

We've failed South Africa's women, and the bluster of Women's Month won't change that, writes a disgusted Verashni Pillay.

Part pitied, part scorned

Being a woman with a black eye is excruciating. Suddenly, people who were chatty at work start avoiding eye contact.

When are you too old?

Colleen Lowe Morna and Sikhonzile Ndlovu examine how the media undermine the value of older women in our society.

When did the ‘rock’ become weak?

In observing Women's Month, Women's Day and the 16 days of activism, we have lost the real political and liberating philosophy of days past.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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