Voices

August 14, 2017

It’s about facts, not emotions: Here’s why Parliament should be dissolved

Last week, every eye in our nation was glued to the parliamentary service channel as we braced ourselves for a thrilling political drama.
August 13, 2017

Is ANC sailing to its death?

By insisting on carrying the Zuma albatross around its neck, the party is causing itself tremendous damage from which it may never recover.
August 13, 2017

Every time JZ wins, the ANC loses

There’s no doubt DA leader Mmusi Maimane and the Economic Freedom Fighters’ Julius Malema woke up with huge headaches on Wednesday.
August 13, 2017

Mondli Makhanya: The party that got hijacked

Months ago, when Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini’s spokesperson went on a profanity-laden defence of her boss, a jokester posted this comment on social media: “If Bathabile does not drink, then what is she on?”
August 13, 2017

What women want

What do women want? A question that none of the businesses sending out endless invitations to lunches to “celebrate yourself as a woman” or to “enjoy a free spa day on us” ever asks.
August 13, 2017

Editorial: Move beyond rhetoric

Justice must be seen to be done, regardless of what one’s position is. This is the only way we can have complete confidence that the rule of law knows no colour or what position one holds in society.
August 13, 2017

Fund a woman, fund a nation

‘While manufacturing remains important for a growing and developing economy, I believe equal energy must be invested in the services sector,” said National Empowerment Fund (NEF) CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa at Sun City this week.
August 13, 2017

Women have always been leaders

To question SA’s readiness for a female leader is to be ignorant of the role women have played in shaping this country.
August 13, 2017

When imposter syndrome strikes

I feel I should start with the fact that I have a baby face. Once you know me well it’s the least noteworthy thing about me, but when it comes to being a leader and making first impressions, it matters.
August 13, 2017

Women are holding back feminism

As the country celebrated Women’s Day on Wednesday, maybe it’s a historical coincidence and the highest form of poetic justice tinged perhaps with irony that, under post-apartheid South Africa, an arterial road named after one Hans Strydom was changed to Malibongwe.
August 13, 2017

Gabriel Mthunzi Mthembu: The 'naughty' of cruel Quatro

There are places the mention of whose very names evokes memories. For former Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) members who were exiled in Angola, one such name is Quatro.
August 13, 2017

SA’s heroines must speak for Palestine

Women who were detainees of the apartheid regime would more deeply understand a Palestinian woman political prisoner’s position.
August 13, 2017

Editorial: Marikana – a massive failure of justice

The fifth anniversary of the Marikana massacre is going to pass us by without a single police officer in the dock for killing 34 striking mine workers and injuring at least 72 on August 10 2012.
August 13, 2017

Whose values inform school traditions?

Education system should promote social integration,not simply teach conformity and assimilation intodominant cultures, writes André Gaum.
August 13, 2017

Winnie’s contested life

Award-winning feminist academic Pumla Dineo Gqola has released a new book of autobiographical essays ‘on power, pleasure and SA culture’. In this extract, she considers how Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s narrative has been constructed.
August 13, 2017

Invest in educating our girls

Educating women strengthens economies and increasesthe quality of their lives.
August 13, 2017

Book review: Tribute to a giant

A Giant Tree Has Fallen: Tributes to Ali Al’Amin Mazrui, edited by Seifudein Adem, Jideofor Adibe, Abdul Karim Bangura and Abdul Samed Bemath.
August 9, 2017

Young women shouldn’t be left to navigate challenges on their own

Women have long-since masked their brilliance behind veils of anonymity. In South Africa our diversity has allowed several cultures to cook up a cultural assortment of sexism and discrimination.
August 9, 2017

Pros and cons of the three women running for South Africa's presidency

All three female contenders for the presidency of the ANC and South Africa have strong liberation struggle credentials and have also contributed to democracy. But, are they up to the job?
August 9, 2017

No confidence vote: a victory for Zuma, but a defeat for the ANC

The political death of President Jacob Zuma is proving to be a protracted affair. Though he lives to fight another day, the ANC faces the prospect of losing its majority at the polls next year.
August 8, 2017

Let’s be deliberate about amplifying young women’s voices

“Society sees women as child bearers who should be submissive and know her place is in the kitchen. That women are weak and do not have a voice and that they cannot lead”
August 8, 2017

Here’s why I’m taking part in the SheEO sleepout

Female representation within manufacturing and more specifically in management levels is generally still extremely unequal.
August 7, 2017

Wanted: New No 1 for a kakistocracy. Get in line, after the Ambitious Eight

Apparently Satafrika is running out of white people and it has nothing to do with the homeboy of the red-berets
August 7, 2017

Will Zuma once again checkmate the SACP of Contradictions?

Tomorrow’s highly awaited vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma might expose the leaders of the South African Communist Party to be political chess players in the Zuma camp within the ANC.
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August 13 2017