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All the Women’s Voices The Centre for Women and Gender Studies (CWGS) was launched at Nelson Mandela University in October 2019. One of the CWGS’s key academic projects is to research and foreground African women’s biographies, intellectual production and political histories. These speak of women’s power and leadership in society. The absence and erasure of...
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Chikurubi is Zimbabwe’s most notorious prison. Its reputation is well-founded, said Sitabile Dewa. She would know; she spent several weeks there after being arrested in May last year on charges of attempting to overthrow the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Dewa, a gender justice activist, said more than 20 people are squeezed into a cell...
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Women will take centre stage at the fourth annual SingularityU Summit, which takes place online on October 14 and 15 2020. Over 100 speakers from five different continents will present keynotes, host discussions and run workshops spanning a variety of topics. The top women in various industries have been assembled to share their thought leadership...
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COMMENT The Kenyan political system is in crisis. The country’s chief justice, David Maraga, has written to President Uhuru Kenyatta to advise him to dissolve Parliament — a move that would require fresh elections. Why? Because the overwhelmingly male legislature has failed to introduce legislation to bring to life a constitutional clause promoting gender equality...
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More than 50 women have accused Ebola aid workers from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and leading nongovernmental organisations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an investigation by the nonprofit news agency The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation has revealed. In interviews, 51 women — many of whose...
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Many women give up on their dream careers due to personal circumstances. Anneline Marias decided to not give up on her vision of becoming a chartered accountant [CA(SA)] even after an unplanned pregnancy. She also gives some free advice for budding accountants — learn to play a musical instrument and it will turn you into...
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SPONSORED This webinar was hosted by the Mail & Guardian and sponsored by the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB). It featured Preetha Dabideen, Deputy Chairperson of PanSALB; Dr Dolly Dlavane,  Chairperson of the Core Committee of the PanSALB Board; Dudu Busani-Dube, fiction author and journalist; Angela Makholwa, crime fiction author and journalist; and it...
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COMMENT The gender gap is not narrowing fast enough despite efforts globally over the past decades to increase the participation of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and maths (Stem). The numbers seem to be static, despite much public awareness and programmes, which include considerable financial investments, to encourage girls and women to...
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