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Fund for women entrepreneurs

Fund for women entrepreneurs

The government and financial services group Old Mutual have launched the Isivande Women's Fund, with the aim of providing small, women-owned businesses with more affordable, usable and responsive financial solutions.

16 Days of Activism

Imagine if, for 16 days, there was no rape, no child abuse. The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign challenges South Africans to declare a truce on violence against women and children - and, ultimately, to make it a permanent one.

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Men, united, can help stop abuse

As South Africans are being called on to help stop violence against women and children in the country, two local organisations are striving to nurture a stronger and wiser generation of South African men, writes Sholain Govender.
Sasol boost for women in mining

Sasol boost for women in mining

South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has sold a 20% stake in its mining subsidiary, valued at almost R1.9-billion, to a newly established company owned and run by local women empowerment groups.
Women flourish in construction

Women flourish in construction

The once male-dominated construction industry has become attractive - and lucrative - for women, says Ingrid Verwey, founder of the South African Women in Construction Association.
SA's new draft law on sex crimes

SA’s new draft law on sex crimes

South Africa's draft Sexual Offences Bill introduces a range of new measures to help the country's police and prosecutors tackle sexual offences against women and children.
New freedom for Women's Jail

New freedom for Women’s Jail

The Women's Jail in Johannesburg has gone to Sao Paulo in Brazil . in the form of Utopia Nowhere Close, an exhibition of contemporary architecture. The jail, which once housed political prisoners, has undergone major restorations and architectural additions to reflect its new function as a centre for human rights in post-apartheid South Africa.
Technology for women in business

Technology for women in business

A government initiative called Technology for Women in Business is helping South Africa's female entrepreneurs get access to the applied science and technology they need to catapult their businesses into the big league.

Pushing for women in science

The science and technology department has launched an advisory group to promote women's interests in the fields of science and technology.

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