GENDER

Men should spend on average 50 minutes more a day on household duties, report finds

Only then would men do 50% of the unpaid care work

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17 June 2021

Youth Day event charges a packet of sanitary pads as entrance fee

Campaign to collect pads for people who can’t afford them

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17 June 2021

Beard-tickler’s dismissal upheld in Labour Court

Judge says man “failed to appreciate the enormity of the consequences of his reprehensible conduct”

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20 May 2021

Dozens march in Gugulethu demanding justice for woman murdered by her boyfriend

The accused is set to appear in the Athlone Magistrates Court on Friday

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13 May 2021

Here’s what’s in the new Equality Bill

You can comment on amendments to the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimation Act by 12 May

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29 April 2021

Dozens picket outside Parliament against gender-based violence

Concern over loss of momentum since massive protests following Uyinene Mrwetyana’s murder

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25 April 2021

Woman seeks to sue rapists 40 years after attack

Case could overturn three-year prescription on civil claims for sexual offences

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24 April 2021

Concourt rules that marriage act oppressing thousands of women is unconstitutional

The court upheld a ruling that marriages under the old Black Administration Act be made in community of property by default

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15 April 2021

High demand for contraceptive pills smuggled in from Zimbabwe

The market is fuelled by the struggle women have to access health facilities

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9 April 2021

The Justice department has upgraded the Khayelitsha sexual offences court. But Rape Crisis say it’s not enough

Activists picketed outside the department’s regional office in Cape Town on Monday to demand better upgrades

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8 March 2021

Constitutional Court outlaws bigotry from beyond the grave

The court overturned a will written 119 years ago which stipulated that only male descendants could inherit

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23 February 2021

Home Affairs considers scrapping male and female ID numbers

Gender activists welcome draft new identity management policy, with some reservations

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18 February 2021

Woman to pay damages for falsely accusing ex-husband of rape

Two of the five Appeal judges disagree

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11 February 2021

Police negligence case before Constitutional Court

Rape survivor argues police did not investigate properly

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8 February 2021

Rape Crisis picket at Khayelitsha court

Protesters demand proper facilities for sexual offences court

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10 December 2020

New domestic violence helpline gets more than 200 calls in four days

The helpline is serviced by experienced social workers who will give advice and help victims of gender-based violence

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7 December 2020