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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.

Educated children help the nation to grow

On the eve of National Woman's Day, Brand South Africa urges all South Africans to play their part in the development of our nation's girl children.
Women’s rights start with girls

Inspirational women taking SA forward

The Ebenezer Hannah Home in Ennerdale, a suburb in the deep south of Greater Johannesburg, is one of the beneficiaries of dairy producer Clover's empowerment project Mama Afrika. The home is run by an inspirational woman who doesn't know what it is to give up.

Sarah Baartman

Sarah Baartman, at rest at last

Sarah Baartman, displayed as a freak because of her unusual physical features, was finally laid to rest 187 years after she left Cape Town for London. Her remains were buried on Women’s Day, 9 August 2002, in the area of her birth, the Gamtoos River Valley in the Eastern Cape.

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