women’s day

Brand South Africa celebrates International Women’s Day

Johannesburg, Friday 08 March 2019 - International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of...

Brand South Africa celebrates International Women’s Day

Johannesburg, Friday 08 March 2019 - International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of...

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...

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...

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.

Women’s Month looks at unity in South Africa

For the month of August, the nation will be encouraged to celebrate the role of women in South Africa's history. Female leaders today, across sectors, will also be a focal point of the month, which marks the Women's March against apartheid in 1956.