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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...
poetry, feminism, Koleka Putuma, social media, South Africa, arts and culture, women's month, women's day

South African poet takes African women’s message to the world

Poet Koleka Putuma is a South African cultural icon-in-waiting. Her straight-talking multimedia poetry tackles racism, sexism and social ills head-on, giving young African women...
An app developed by Kenyan schoolgirls that addresses female health issues has got the attention of Google.

Kenyan schoolgirls create female health app for Google

Five Kenyan teenagers, aged 15 to 17, have been selected to take part in the Google Technovation software development competition. Their innovative app design...
Community leaders, emergency workers and volunteers who helped save a community

Meet the women who fought the Knysna fires

In June this year, devastating fires laid waste to the Western Cape, particularly in the towns of Knysna and neighbouring Plettenberg Bay, where homes...

Three women tell of their triumph

Giving up is not an option for Siphiwe Mazoro, a single mother from Zimbabwe.August in South Africa is Women's Month. It is a time...

Fighting fire with motherly instincts

For Buyiselwa Ngqawani, being a female firefighter is similar to being a mother. "I don't see myself only as a woman firefighter, but as...

South African women making progress

sa-women---thumbTwenty years after South Africa celebrated its first National Women's Day, women have risen to be major players in the public sector and academia.

South Africa to deliver Status of Women Report

women---thumbThe first Status of Women Report will be released on Women's Day, at the official celebrations in Free State. About 20 000 women are expected to attend the rally. It is one of many activities planned for Women's Month around the country.

Female refugees face particular problems

The difficulties facing refugees, asylum seekers and migrants are far greater for women. They often have no access to the economy and receive little or no help from the authorities and law enforcement when it comes to domestic abuse. Their plight has been highlighted during Women's Month.

Sowetan Dialogues discuss the role of women in a democratic SA

Women's rights are human rights; these powerful words were uttered and echoed by South African leaders at the Sowetan Dialogues in Bloemfontein, which discussed women's roles, rights and progress.

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