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Outspoken women in journalism and media have shaped the history of South Africa

Three female pioneers of South African journalism

Ruth First, Noni Jabavu and Joyce Sikhakhane-Rankin are just three examples of groundbreaking female writer-activists who made a difference in apartheid South Africa. These...

South Africa honours its heroes with 2014 National Orders

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, 56 men and women who made - and are continuing to make - exceptional contributions to the country will receive their National Orders, South Africa's highest civilian honour. The awards will be presented by President Jacob Zuma at a Freedom Day ceremony next Sunday.

Commemorating 1913 heroines

Women’s Month 2013 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1913 anti-pass demonstration by women of the then Orange Free State. That campaign was led by struggle heroine Charlotte Maxeke.
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