Women’s Day

Women’s Day: Why we celebrate

Women’s day in South Africa is widely celebrated, as it continues to reflect on the bold steps taken in the iconic 1956 Women’s March. The protest held over 20 000 women marching to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The protest was against legislation aimed at tightening the apartheid government’s control[…]

Read »

Khensani Maseko to be buried on Women’s Day

Rhodes University law student Khensani Maseko’s funeral will take place in Johannesburg on Thursday, August the 9th which is Women’s Day. Maseko reportedly committed suicide over the weekend after accusing her boyfriend of raping her in May this year. The university’s Vice-Chancellor Sizwe Mabizela has stressed the importance of educating[…]

Read »

Women’s Day: Building institutions from the 90s to today

Part of the team that helped establish pillars for South Africa’s new democracy and new Constitution in the early 1990s, Dr Yvonne Muthien has come a long way, using her academic expertise to build institutions in government and guide business decisions. Intent on pursuing an academic career, Muthien said she[…]

Read »

Pay maintenance: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma received applause and cheers when he called on fathers to pay their maintenance on time at the Women’s Day celebrations at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban on Saturday. “We appeal to the working parents, especially the fathers, to support their children without the involvement of the courts.”[…]

Read »

Struggle for women’s rights continue: Cosatu

Despite some achievements on women’s rights, the struggle for women still continues, the Congress of SA Trade Unions said on Saturday. “Cosatu is particularly worried about the escalating violence and crime against women and children, including the abduction and shooting of children in the recent past, all of which undermine[…]

Read »
WhatsApp WhatsApp us
Wait a sec, saving restore vars.