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New programme to highlight women’s rugby

In an effort to promote greater gender equality in the realm of sport, the SABC has partnered with Mastercard to increase the media coverage...

Mrs SA finalist hosts fundraiser for Women4Women

‘Fashion Meets Merc - Beauty Meets Benz’ was held at Hemingways Mall, marking the end of 16 Days of Activism Zikhona Ngxata is the only...

Pearl Thusi says women are the foundation of the country

"With all the storms, they’ve managed to keep this nation standing' Actress and media personality reminded SA that women are the foundation of the nation...

Three new GBV bills to ‘restore’ women’s confidence in SA justice: what you need...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that three bills have been introduced by parliament as part of the government’s fight against gender-based violence (GBV). According to...

11 South Africans on Africa’s top 100 influential women list — here’s who they...

Eleven South African women are among the top 100 most influential women in Africa, according to a list by public relations and rating firm, Avance...

Police constable in court for ‘raping teen’ on Women’s Day

A 27-year-old police constable who allegedly lured a teenager away from home and raped her on Women's Day was expected to appear in the...

How we plan to make women more financially independent: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that government is scaling up its support for women to enable them to become financially independent, making them less likely...

‘We have to be at the forefront of the battle,’ says Mmusi Maimane on...

Mmusi Maimane has shared the difficulty of living in fear on behalf of his daughter and women across the country who are vulnerable to...

First Covid-19 patients were women, aged 28 and 48

Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Friday said the two patients reported by health minister Zweli Mkhize to have succumbed to Covid-19 were women. “The...

‘You HIV people like making babies’: forced sterilisation for infected women

HIV-positive women who lodged complaints that they were sterilised in public hospitals without their informed consent have had their right to dignity‚ bodily integrity...

Two women bust with R1.2m worth of explosives boarding bus to Gauteng

The Hawks on Wednesday arrested two women with dozens of bundles of explosives, blasting cartridges and case fuses - a haul estimated to be worth...

Hundreds of BCM women call NGO for help

Are you trapped in a situation of gender-based violence? Help could be a phone call away. An East London NGO is reaching out to women...

Masimanyane tackles gender based violence and women’s rights in SA

In a highly “gender-unequal and patriarchal country like South Africa, violent and entrenched masculinities legitimise men’s power over women,” Masimanyane Women’s Rights International representative...

Workshop helps women stay INpowered

success&colour's event with WIP Woman INpowered on Saturday October 5, was a great success. Although the topic of rape, hijacking and threatening situations is...

Two elderly women murdered at Port Elizabeth retirement centre, found bound & gagged

Two elderly women have been found dead in their rooms at St John Stella Londt Retirement Centre in Port Elizabeth. Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu...

The village where women can’t afford to report rape

The nearest police station is 120km away Sihle* did not report an alleged attempted rape to police for three days because she could not afford...

WIP offers an empowering course for women and girls

Given the scourge of concern surrounding the high-levels of gender- based violence that has gripped SA the community over the last few weeks, life-coach...

Memorial service for murdered women

An emotionally charged and sombre memorial service was held at Downtown Christian Church last Friday in East London by Masimanyane Women’s Rights International, in...

DPW, forum take stand for women

Leading the stand against gender- based violence (GBV), the department of public works (DPW) along with the Amathole Men's Forum closed off Woman’s Month...

In new game ‘Ms Monopoly,’ women make more money than men

In the latest update of the classic board game Monopoly unveiled on Tuesday, the trademark real estate tycoon has been replaced by his socially-minded...

Gauteng health boss wants answers after pregnant women sleep on floor at Edenvale hospital

A new mother has recalled the “nightmare” she suffered after being admitted to an overcrowded maternity ward at Edenvale Hospital in Gauteng. Brigett Hlongwane, 27,...

Women, here’s how to defend yourself in a life-threatening situation

Empower yourself with these survival tips from a self-defence expert "Am I next?" This is the question women are asking in the wake of the...

Wits students join protests against violence against women

On Monday, hundreds of students dressed in black and purple marched through Wits University campus demanding that the administration act against violence against women...

Event to tackle depression in young women

East London NGO Bumb’INGOMSO will be hosting “Unmasking the Face of Depression in Young Women” on Saturday August 31 at Cambridge Hall. The event aims...

‘A win for women’ – Rhodes 2020 SRC president is unafraid of leadership

Safety of students on and about campus, including the eradication of gender-based violence, will be a priority for the 2020 president of the newly-elected...

Bok women back at elite table

After years of slow progress the Springbok Women’s team took a major step in their advancement by qualifying for the 2021 Women’s World Cup...

Neighbourhood watch women hailed for leading fight against crime

When crime in Sector 4 of Mandela Park, Khayelitsha, reached boiling point, a group of mostly elderly women took on the task of patrolling...

Women’s T20 cricket added to 2022 Commonwealth Games

Cricket is set to return to the Commonwealth Games after a 24-year absence with organisers confirming on Tuesday that the programme for Birmingham 2022...

Two women arrested in Mamelodi for alleged drink-spiking and theft

Two women were arrested in Mamelodi, Pretoria, for allegedly spiking their victims' drinks and then robbing them, police said on Tuesday. Police spokesperson Capt Daniel...

Women on the march

East London-based NGO Afesis-corplan recently hosted their Shayisfuba Uzingce Mfazi campaign at the Hope Fellowship Church in Belgravia to raise awareness on women's rights...

No stopping Women on the Run

Eastern Cape-based Wild Women on the Run were recently nominated as Daily Dispatch Local Heroes 2018. The organisation is currently organising runs in China to...

South Africa should host 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup – Danny Jordaan

SA Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has confirmed SA’s interest in hosting the 2023 Women’s World Cup and has revealed that he is...

DCS women staff enjoy team-building session

Department of correctional services (DCS) Amathole management area women employees staged a successful team-building session in East London last Thursday. Among subjects on the agenda...

Church’s women unite to honour their heritage

The Amalinda Methodist Church of Southern Africa Thursday Women’s Manyano got together last week to celebrate Heritage Month. Dressed up in their Xhosa traditional attire,...

Women embrace ‘Doek’ festivities

Doek on Fleek, a national event aimed at women empowerment, made its way to East London for the first time on Saturday September 22...

CMR seminar celebrates and empowers women

The significant role that women play are playing at home, in their families and within their communities, was celebrated during a seminar hosted by...

Women are the safest drivers, according to Discovery stats

Women are the safest drivers in South Africa and‚ believe it or not‚ the best drivers in the country live in Cape Town. This‚ according...

FASfacts urges women to avoid alcohol while pregnant

IN the efforts to promote responsible drinking during pregnancy, the Eastern Cape Liquor Board together with FASfacts, Distell and Rhodes University commemorated the International...

Lions soup kitchen blesses KWT women

Last Thursday the old clinic building’s soup kitchen, operated by the King William’s Town Lions Club, brought happiness to those in need. Besides the usual...

DCS supports Kusile Women Empowerment Centre

KUSILE Women Empowerment Centre (KWEC) in Stutterheim received a much-needed donation from department of correctional services officials (DCS) from the AmatholeManagement Area last week. The...

Just one in five South African execs are women: PwC

Women represent just 20% of senior management and executives in South Africa. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) made the finding in a recent survey of the pay data...

Tour to inspire women entrepreneurs

To fully equip women on their entrepreneurial journey, US founder of Pursue Your Purpose LLC and Forbes coach Tamiko Cuellar will be bringing her...

Women call for accused to be released

A crowd of 20 women has gathered outside the East London magistrate’s court ahead of the bail application of publicist and humanitarian Cino Shearer...

WOMEN STUDENTS CARRY KNIVES

Women students at the University of Fort Hare’s Alice campus are arming themselves with knives and pepper spray in what they believe is a...

Young women set up own pop-up event

What started out as an idea to host a small market in a backyard, turned into a team effort between four young female entrepreneurs...

Women’s Month tees off

Sports, recreation, arts and culture MEC Bulelwa Tunyiswa launched Women’s Month on Thursday in honour of late struggle heroine Albertina Sisulu. Sisulu, the wife of...

March highlights plight of women

JOHANNESBURG non-profit organisation Rise-Up against Gender-Based Violence organised the Intersectional Womexn's March against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) yesterday morning which started at the East London...

Women’s network serve soup and bread to walk-in patients at local clinic

As MADIBA Month draws to a close, the Cambridge Police Station Women's Network gave back to the  needy by serving soup and bread to...

Women’s soccer coach on top of her game

FORMER soccer player, Phumza Nqweniso, 33, of Duncan Village says being a woman  coach is a daunting task but her team keeps her on...

SAPS Women’s Network raises funds to aid orphanage homes

TO commemorate the Youth Month, the Mdantsane South African Police Services (SAPS) Women’s Network organised a fundraiser for orphanages in Mdantsane yesterday. Mdantsane Police members...