Embracing equity – One size does not fit all

By Katie Mohamed; CEO and Founder of W-Suite   Women Empowerment platforms like W-Suite drive key dialogues around gender inequality and how equal opportunities engender empowerment. However,...

South Africa must recommit to moving women forward

Johannesburg, Monday 8 August 2016 – South Africans will tomorrow Tuesday 9 August 2016 commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March. History records...

Africa’s education and gender equality goals ‘well achieved’

Discussions at the African Economic Conference this week focused on developments regarding poverty and inequality on the continent. Income distribution was a key topic. Hundreds of experts talked about how new policies and leadership could change the way of life in Africa.

Women in South Africa earn less than men

On average, women in South Africa earn less than men who do the same jobs as them - in some cases the difference in salaries is more than 10%. This is a historical concern, and a host of reasons has been given for the discrepancy, from hours worked to pregnancy.

Women’s empowerment ‘key to stopping violence’

Economic empowerment and independence are important pre-conditions to help end gender-based violence, says NGO Gender Links, which will be showcasing the achievements of more than 1 000 survivors during the 16 Days of Activism For No Violence campaign.

True gender equality rests in South Africans’ hands

SA ranks high for its legal framework regarding women's and gender rights, but Pontsho Manzi says that South Africans need to play their part in making true gender equality a reality by teaching children that men and women are equal.

Cabinet’s increased gender balance welcomed

The increased proportion of female ministers and deputy ministers in President Jacob Zuma's new Cabinet, and the creation of a Ministry of Women in the Presidency, have been welcomed by South Africa's Commission for Gender Equality.

20 years of freedom – closing the gender gap in SA society

This month, South Africa commemorates two decades of democratic freedom in the country and reflects on the journey taken to create a more equitable society for all citizens, says Phumla Williams, CEO of Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).