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Thursday, January 26, 2017
South Africa: Parliament Invites Public to Nominate Commission for Gender Equality
Members of the public are invited to nominate suitable candidates for the Commission for Gender Equality (GCE), according to the Ad Hoc Committee established to fill vacancies in the Commission. Applications will also be accepted. The public call...
Mmamoloko Kubayi
Monday, December 05, 2016
Mmamoloko Kubayi
Mmamoloko Kubayi is a Member of the South African National Assembly and holds the position of Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services. This interview was conducted during the 135th IPU Assembly in Geneva. 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
South Africa Misses the Mark on Women in Politics
Following the elections and President Jacob Zuma's recent cabinet appointments, South Africa has missed its last opportunity - so tantalizingly close - to achieve gender parity in politics ahead of the 2015 deadline. The 50% target for women's...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Do not boycott the elections: Motshekga, South Africa
ANC Women's League President, Angie Motshekga, has called on young people not to heed calls to boycott upcoming elections. She was speaking at a Freedom Day rally organised by the Young Communist League (YCL) and other alliance partners in Mfuleni...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Mamphela Ramphele may not be the electoral elixir needed to beat the ANC
It is a South African political match made in heaven: a revered black academic, international activist and former freedom fighter – Dr Mamphela Ramphele - joins the rising, but still largely white, main opposition party in South Africa to lead it in...
Saturday, December 07, 2013
The ultimate male feminist? 5 things Nelson Mandela did for women
He was loved and admired all over the world for helping to end apartheid and heal the scars of a divided nation. But in his fight for total freedom, the liberation leader also devoted himself to another cause -- the empowerment of women. Here are...
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Political parties called on government to do more to protect women and children in South Africa
“The hosting of festivals and gatherings is important, but more important is the assurance of the safety of not only women, but young girls as well,” Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder said in a speech prepared for delivery. “In this regard,...
Saturday, August 03, 2013
New bill to emancipate South African women
The adoption of a new bill, now before Cabinet, would help to fully emancipate South African women, said the Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana. "Within the 100 years, a lot has been achieved to attain the total...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: we have to become smarter on women's issues, UN Women
If women are not at the centre of the fight against poverty, we won't achieve what we want to, warns new head of UN Women.Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has just witnessed blatant sexism on her doorstep. The Zimbabwe president, Robert Mugabe, castigated...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
South Africa Local Government Gender Policy Framework
Local Government has a significant role to play in the achievement of government's goal of "a better life for all." If Local Government were to effectively facilitate the social and economic development of communities and households, the quality of...
Friday, May 03, 2013
Gender Sensitive Project Planning and Development Course, South Africa
Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) Course Objectives  By the end of the programme, the participant should be able to:  Define the role of gender in project planning and implementation  Identify gender inequality and develop solutions...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Female MPs told to act, South Africa
 Women leaders in Parliament have called on female MPs to influence decisions on the adoption of tough policy measures to curb gender-based violence. Chairperson of the multi-party women’s caucus in Parliament Beauty Dlulane and chairperson of the...
Monday, April 22, 2013
Few black women work as senior counsel, South Africa
African women make less than one percent of the senior counsel in the legal profession in South Africa, the Sunday Times reported. Of the 473 senior counsel from whose ranks candidate judges are selected, only nine were black women, the newspaper...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
South Africa: DA Will Fight Against 50-50 Gender Quotas
The DA will not accept amendments to the Electoral Act to provide for party gender quotas. This would be as constitutionally problematic as basing representation in Parliament on race or any other demographic variable. The DA thoroughly rejects the...
Monday, September 03, 2012
South Africa: Dlamini-Zuma bemoans lack of gender transformation
he struggle for women's empowerment, is not a new battle.  This is what Home Affairs Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told dignitaries last night's Women's Parliament gala dinner. She said women in Parliament play a special role in making sure...
Monday, September 03, 2012
South Africa: Minister Ebrahim Patel's Address to the Women's Parliament
The Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel, has called for the increased participation of women in the mainstream economy. Speaking at the Women's Parliament in Cape Town today, Minister Patel said while the country's gender policies...
Julie Ballington
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Julie Ballington
Julie Ballington is the Policy Advisor on Political Participation in the Leadership and Governance Section at UN-Women. She oversees the section’s work on women’s political participation, including in electoral assistance, parliamentary...