Remember National Women’s Day – 9th August 2010

Remember National Women’s Day – 9th August 2010

“When you strike a Woman, you strike a rock” – this was the rallying cry of the 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9th August 1956 to protest against apartheid’s pass law system. This day is now celebrated as National Women’s Day and celebrates...

Threats to the Media – We Brought This On Ourselves

By Helga Jansen-Daugbjerg Society and progressive civil society in particular, must take some of the blame for  the state threats to the media. This is not some sensationalistic shock statement meant to upset you into action. In it lies the years of abdication from...
SA Women in the Military – At the Barrel of a Gun

SA Women in the Military – At the Barrel of a Gun

By Grischelda HartmanSouth Africa has sophisticated gender machinery present in public life, and it has come to represent the social and political transformation. Clause 9 in the Bill of Rights guarantees equal rights for all, and ensure that no-one is discriminated...

The naked truth about our culture | by Simphiwe Sesanti

This week the world witnessed a heated debate around Brett Murray’s painting exposing SA president Jacob Zuma’s genitals. Those in defense of Murray argued that this was purely an artistic act, while those in favour of Zuma argued that it was merely the work of a...