Dear Fellow South African, Yesterday (Sunday 9 August 2020), the country celebrated Women’s Day. This occasion marks the anniversary of the day in 1956 when 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings – a great sea of womankind speaking many languages, from different places and of all races. They[…]
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[…]
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[…]
In what is planned to be the event of the year, the MJC Women’s Forum (MJCWF) will be hosting a luncheon to celebrate Women’s Day under the theme, ‘Honouring Remarkable Women’. This is the second year the Women’s Forum is hosting an event celebrating National Women’s Day and more than[…]
Government needs to make it a priority to gain an in-depth understanding and be accountable of the scale of the socio-economic realities of marginalised women in South Africa. Until they do so they will not be able to address issues relating to women’s rights and GBV in South Africa in[…]
On this day in 1956, more than 20 000 South African women of all races marched to the Union Buildings in protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950, commonly referred to as the “pass laws”. These women will go down in history, as females who[…]
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[…]
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.”[…]
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[…]
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