womens month

It is time for parity in unpaid housework

Women's Month is under way in South Africa, making it an apt time to examine progress women have made in gaining equality, as well...

South Africa’s top female Olympians – part 2

12 August 2016 Team South Africa began its Rio Olympics campaign this week, and among the 137 athletes competing this year are some of the country's...

South Africa’s top female Olympians

10 August 2016 Team South Africa has begun its Rio Olympics campaign this week, and among the 137 athletes competing this year are some of...

Women’s monument unveiled in Tshwane

10 August 2016 The Women’s Living Heritage Monument, unveiled by President Jacob Zuma on Women's Day 9 August 2016, commemorates the story of women’s contribution to the...

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...

Activation Gallery – Mpumalanga

Brand South Africa celebrated women's month in Mpumalanga where women and girls were given the opportunity to speak about matters affecting them. On Saturday, 29...

South African feminist a global voice for women

After six years on the job as a UN special rapporteur, Rashida Manjoo is optimistic that it is possible to eradicate violence against women. Based in Cape Town, her job is to make sure governments uphold women's human rights in South Africa and abroad.

South African women in film honoured

There was a need for women's stories to be told, was the message sent out at a Women's Month event that honoured women in the film industry. Women could not always be in supporting roles to male actors, actress Xolile Tshabalala stressed.

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.

South Africa’s musos dish on being a woman in music

It's tough being a woman in any industry; women are treated differently and some say they need to work twice as hard. Singers like Toya Delazy speak about the women who inspired them, and share their experiences in the music industry.