Social development

16 Days ends with a call on men

"We must understand how our own attitudes and actions might perpetuate sexism and violence," Rejoice Mabudafhasi, the deputy minister of Arts and Culture, at an event help to mark the end of this year's 16 Days of Activism campaign.

Say 'no' to women and children abuse

Women's empowerment 'key to stopping violence'

Economic empowerment and independence are important pre-conditions to help end gender-based violence, says NGO Gender Links, which will be showcasing the achievements of more than 1 000 survivors during the 16 Days of Activism For No Violence campaign.


Count yourself in to end violence against women and children

The theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is ‘Count me in: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward’, a call to citizens to act as a collective to end gender-based violence and child abuse in the country.


SS Mendi tragedy on stage at the Soweto Theatre

On 21 February 1917, the SS Mendi troopship carrying more than 800 black South African men sank off the Isle of Wight in the British Channel. The bravery of the men as they stared death in the face is portrayed on staged at the Soweto Theatre.

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