GENDER

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“God take their penises away”

Kraaifontein women march in protest against violence against women

By Vincent Lali - 16 September 2019
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Firefighters paint their faces black and blue

PE firefighters join the move against violence against women

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 10 September 2019
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I can’t even let someone hold my kids on their lap, says rape survivor

Mother tells of successive rapes when she was a child

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 September 2019
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Transgender activists parade in Uitenhage

“It is very difficult to be who we are”

By Joseph Chirume - 5 September 2019
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Uitenhage taxi drivers join protests against crimes against women

“Not in our taxi rank, not in our taxis, not in our homes, and not in our names”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 4 September 2019
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Incarcerated women tell NGO they are desperate for help

Conditions for women in prisons neglected during Women’s Month, says health and human rights organisation

By Unathi Mahlati and Prince Nare - 30 August 2019
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Farmworkers want 67 pesticides banned

NGO says the pesticides are already banned in the European Union

By Ashraf Hendricks - 29 August 2019
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Unions march against crime in Motherwell

“Residents are only quick to blow whistles when they want to protest, but fail to blow the same whistle when they see criminals” says police colonel

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 22 August 2019
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“Proud to be trans, proud to be sex workers, and even prouder of their stunning sense of style”

Trans women sex workers collective Sistaazhood launches photo book

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 August 2019
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“No one was going to believe me” says rape survivior

Eastern Cape women struggle with prosecution of rapists

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 8 August 2019

Shelters for abused women protest outside Parliament

More funds needed to implement the recommendations of the Commission for Gender Equality

By Candy Chan - 23 July 2019
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“The black poor majority on farms are feeling the rot of this system”

Farm workers and farm dwellers protest to demand rural reforms

By Joseph Chirume - 12 July 2019
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Khayelitsha lacks a proper sexual offences court

Survivors of rape need better support within the criminal justice system, say civil society organisations

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 4 July 2019
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Durban school principal suspended after allegations of sexual harassment

Why didn’t district officials take action before? MEC asks

By Musa Binda - 9 April 2019
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Women farm workers demand end to labour abuses

Lack of enforcement of the law has lead to widespread violation of the rights of women farm workers, says NGO

By Vincent Lali - 11 March 2019
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Caster Semenya: Issues the sporting authority has to consider

Whatever the decision, the emotional toll for athletes is high

By Shuaib Manjra - 25 February 2019