South Africa – Scale of Domestic Violence, Femicide,…

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) visited the country in September 2019 to conduct a confidential inquiry into allegations raised by civil society organizations.  Available evidence indicated that the scale of…

South Africa – A woman of any Age…

Abortion in South Africa is legal on request in the first trimester of pregnancy, and in special circumstances afterwords. Abortion was legal only under very limited circumstances until 1 February 1997, when the Choice on Termination of…

South Africa – Being a Female Boxeer

In a country that is supposedly big on empowering women, spare a thought for female boxers who are seemingly nothing more than afterthoughts, if not irritants. To be a female professional boxer in South Africa,…

South Africa – Youngest CEO’s of a JSE-listed…

Yolanda Zoleka Cuba is the Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer at MTN Group, one of Africa’s leading telecommunications companies where she is charged with leading MTN Group’s strategic expansion of its financial services and digital solutions…

South Africa – The Poet Zindziswa Mandela

Zindziswa Mandela was a South African diplomat and poet, and the daughter of anti-apartheid activists and politicians Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Zindzi was the youngest and third of Nelson Mandela's three daughters, including sister Zenani Mandela. She had served as her country's…

South Africa – Who is Winnie Mandela

Winnie Mandela was the controversial wife of Nelson Mandela who spent her life in varying governmental roles. Winnie Mandela embarked on a career of social work that led to her involvement in activism. She married…

South Africa – Miriam Tlali First Women to…

Miriam Tlali (11 November 1933 – 24 February 2017) was a South African novelist. She was the first black woman in South Africa to publish an English-language novel, Between Two Worlds, in 1975. She was also one of…

South Africa – Caster Semenya’s Olympic Hopes Fade…

The double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya appears to have lost her long-running legal battle against regulations requiring women with high testosterone to take medication to compete internationally between 400m and a mile. A Swiss federal tribunal…