Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers, has kicked off its Hospital Heroes Programme in George in the Western Cape to honour emergency workers during Women’s month. The organisation’s Ali Sablay says emergency workers are the first respondents to any disaster, and are facing the most challenging time in their careers.[…]
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has reacted to the murder of the University of Fort Hare student whose body parts were found in a bag this week. In a statement on Saturday, the CGE said it would reach out to the institution’s leadership. The body parts of 23-year-old final-year[…]
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[…]
By Anees Teladia With Major Fatima Isaacs due to appear in Military Court today for the purposes of establishing a trial date, it is necessary to highlight the legality of the case against Major Isaacs and the impossible choice she has been commanded to make by the South African National[…]
With August being Women’s Month, and considering the appalling figures of domestic violence, it is fitting that we highlight the plight of many women in South African society. Every year in August, South Africa celebrates Women’s Month and intensifies campaigns around women’s rights. Yet, despite the consistent focus on the[…]
To mark Women’s Month, the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa together with the Islamic Care line is expected to launch its campaign against Gender Based Violence. The campaign seeks to highlight the high growth of gender based violence within South African and Muslim communities. Some of the driving forces behind these[…]
Women are the backbone of society and it is with this in mind that VOC aims to celebrate inspiring Cape women at this year’s Golden Hour Luncheon. In South Africa, the 9th August 1956 marks a watershed moment in our country’s history – when 20 000 women took part in[…]
In the midst of South Africa’s commemoration of Women’s Month, South African professor Rashida Manjoo has warned that the global struggle for women’s rights is far from over. Prof Manjoo is also the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women and is described as “one of the world’s top[…]
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