Gender

Free Gender says Khayelitsha police are mishandling murder case of lesbian woman

Access to justice for black lesbians and people in Khayelitsha is “elusive”

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News | 14 April 2022

High Court rules woman had the right to call out her rapist

Judge overturns “gag” order

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Law | 25 March 2022

High Court cautions curators against “cultural imperialism”

Road accident victim was treated as incapable of managing her R2.2-million payout

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Law | 4 March 2022

Netcare sexual assault centres: are they as publicised?

Rape Crisis advocacy specialist raises concerns

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News | 2 March 2022

New law protects women against online abuse

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed laws extending protection against harm online and in social media

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Law | 22 February 2022

Chief Justice candidates: Mandisa Maya says South Africa has always been ready for a woman Chief Justice

Mandisa Maya is the only woman candidate for the position

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News | 2 February 2022

Man ordered to pay over R3 million in maintenance arrears 29 years after divorce

Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that maintenance orders will only prescribe after 30 years

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Law | 1 February 2022

Parole board told to explain why repeat sex offender was released from jail

Appeal court decision revives woman’s civil suit against minister of justice for R2 million in damages

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Law | 2 November 2021

Pregnant women queue all night outside abortion clinic

“Poor treatment like this forces some of the women to go for illegal abortions”

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News | 21 October 2021

Hundreds march to Union Buildings over health system corruption

Protesters speak of ignorance and bigotry from clinic staff

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News | 19 October 2021

How mining erodes the rights of women

Women are also marginalised when it comes to the economic benefits that mining brings

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Opinion | 7 October 2021

Woman can name her alleged rapist, court rules

June Dolley-Major said on Facebook that Melvin Booysen raped her

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Law | 3 September 2021

Study finds extreme levels of violence against sex workers

Decriminalisation of sex work will make women safer, says advocacy group

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News | 27 August 2021

Slain UCT student remembered

Memorial held at Cape Town post office for Uyinene Mrwetyana who was raped and murdered two years ago

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Brief | 25 August 2021

Today’s heroes: the “ordinary” women who hold South Africa together

We interviewed five South African women who have overcome adversity to support their families.

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Feature | 9 August 2021

Harsh prison terms won’t solve the crisis of gender-based violence

The certainty of arrest and prosecution, not long sentences, is what deters crime

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Opinion | 9 August 2021