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South Africa: The Gender Wage Gap in Football – Patriarchy and Profit Rule

Corporates throw money at the big football clubs not out of an undying love for the clubs or the sport, but for a fundamental and singular purpose: profit. That's why we find ourselves baffled by Banyana Banyana not being paid in relation to how proud they make us as a...

GBV Command Centre Shines Light in the Dark for Victims

Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, has relaunched the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Command Centre, a 24-hour facility in Salvokop, Pretoria, which addresses a variety of emergencies such as indecent assault, physical violence, rape, abandonment of children and various other forms of abuse. The relaunch of the GBVF Command Centre aims to...

Commission for Gender Equality Welcomes Probe Into Forced Sterilisation of HIV+ Women At State Hospitals

Gender Commission welcomes the probe launched by the NDOH into forced sterilisation of HIV+ Women at state hospitals The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has noted with interest the presentation by Honourable Minister Zwelini Mkhize responsible for the National Department of Health before the Portfolios Committees of Health and Women,...

South Africa: Judge Dikgang Moseneke Has ‘No Problem’ With a Woman As Chief Justice

"So, should [the next Chief Justice be a woman], I have no particular objection to that. I just want to make sure that all those qualities are there." Retired Constitutional Court Deputy Chief Justice, Dikgang Moseneke told a panel of mostly academics and students on Thursday that he had "no...

South Africa: Only 3% of SGBV Perpetrators Convicted During Lockdown

In a reply to a DA Parliamentary question, the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, revealed that of the 4 058 individuals that were charged for Gender Based Violence (GBV) since the announcement of lockdown in March, only 130 have been convicted. This translates to a conviction rate of only 3%....

Minister Naledi Pandor Hosts Webinar With Women Diplomats On Gender Equality

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will on Friday, 14 August 2020, host a webinar, which forms part of a series of activities marking the Women's Month. The webinar will take place under the theme: "Generation Equality: Realising women's rights for an equal future". The concept...