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South Africa has a well-developed system of social assistance grants that are, partly by design, paid out mainly to women. The prioritisation of social assistance in the national budget is in line with Section 27(1) of the Constitution, which states that “everyone has the right...

November 19 marks International Men’s Day, coinciding with what is better known as ‘Movember’, an initiative created to help raise awareness about men’s health issues. International Men’s Day also draws attention to the challenges related to workplace diversity and inclusion faced by men. The 2021...

Pregnancy, maternity leave, and childcare are often watershed events in women’s lives, and juggling a career and motherhood is undeniable difficult, as the two identities each have their own, often conflicting, demands. Therefore some women opt to become stay-at-home mothers, however, the greatest obstacle faced...

The best part of all is that I have been able to create balance in my life – making time for everything that is important to me, not just work. In fact, what I least expected happened, the less time I spent working and having...

Post-apartheid South Africa was supposed to be the era of equality. However, it has become clear that equality is neither immune to power relations, nor disconnected from history, and that white male domination did not simply vanish the day South Africa became a democracy. There...