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Mnakwethu show encourages oppression of women


 

South Africans have an alarming tendency to condone and deny wrongdoings that are antithetical to the values and principles of our Constitutional democracy. Our reluctance to acknowledge fault is remarkable. This national quirk rears its ugly head every time some sort of disturbing incident breaks.  The controversial polygamous marriage television show Mnakwethu is an exemplary of how […]

I wanted to wish you a Happy Women’s Day yesterday, but I choked


 

I wanted to wish you a #HappyInternationalWomensDay yesterday, but I choked. I remembered just a couple of weeks ago when I took out my pepper spray and gave it to my niece who lives with me. I thought I would have to sit her down and explain to her why she needs it and how […]

Women’s representation on corporate boards need to improve drastically


 

In the run-up to International Women’s Day (8 March) it’s important to note that while half of the South African population and 45% of the employed workforce are female, only 20% of directors of JSE-listed companies are women. Corporate boards are failing to take advantage of the value of female business leaders’ diverse perspectives and networks, despite […]

INNOVATION

Governance in Covid-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The last few months have ushered in a new epoch for governance. As the coronavirus has swept through the globe, nations have had to...

EDUCATION

A vaccine for our GBV pandemic

This Women’s Month, the focus regrettably but rightfully falls on gender-based violence during lockdown.  But unlike Covid-19, the GBV pandemic already has an effective...

ECONOMICS

Nelson Mandela legacy still lives through clear rivers campaign

What can be more important than our source of life, water? Ensuring that this resource is nurtured and kept consumable should be our number...