Gender

Without help these shelters will close within weeks

Saartjie Baartman Centre in Cape Town says it needs R300,000 within the next two weeks. St Anne’s Homes also has a cash crisis.

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News | 29 November 2022

Learners take the lead in gay pride march in Gqeberha

About 60 learners and some adults marched on Saturday in KwaMagxaki to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community

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Brief | 28 November 2022

African women demand voice at climate change summits

“We need concrete solutions for climate change now”

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Brief | 18 November 2022

Khayelitsha lesbian murder trial set to start next week, after tenth postponement

“I understand the reason for the postponement, but this country’s legal system is bad” says sister of murder-victim Phelokazi Mqathanya

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Brief | 6 October 2022

Couple challenges law on maternity leave

Both parents should be entitled to the same leave when a baby is born, argues Polokwane couple

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Law | 26 September 2022

Former UCT student named on rapist list wins damages

The woman who wrongfully put the student’s name on the widely circulated list must pay R300,000 in damages and medical bills

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Law | 9 September 2022

Civil society criticises Gender Commission box-ticking exercise

Organisations say the period for public comment on selection of commissioners is inadequate

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News | 7 September 2022

Women’s Assembly holds sit-in after funding cut

Tshisimani Centre apologises

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Brief | 31 August 2022

Medicine stockouts: contraceptives are the worst hit

Survey shows that many women cannot access the contraceptive injection

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News | 30 August 2022

Learners march to demand free sanitary pads

Team Free Sanitary Pads campaign has so far collected over 30,000 signatures to get government to improve menstrual health

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News | 29 August 2022

Murder victim’s friend storms out of Khayelitsha court as case is postponed yet again

Trial of man accused of killing Phelokazi Mqathanya postponed for sixth time since May

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Brief | 22 July 2022

Court action to stop immigrants being denied life-saving healthcare

Two-year-old Zimbabwean boy died after state hospital denied him treatment because his mother had no birth certificate

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Law | 30 June 2022

Marriages under Islamic law given legal status

Women who divorced under Sharia were often left destitute and powerless to enforce maintenance and protect the rights of their children

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Law | 29 June 2022

Wealthy Durban businessman fails to keep R5.5-million out of reach of his estranged wife

Court rules against man who transferred money to a British Virgin Islands trust during the divorce trial

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Law | 24 June 2022

Free Gender says Khayelitsha police are mishandling murder case of lesbian woman

Access to justice for black lesbians and people in Khayelitsha is “elusive”

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News | 14 April 2022