Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities

​Child abuse can be curbed if the will to keep our children safe is tangibly realised

South Africa is on its way to being a pathfinder country in the realm of preventing violence towards children – but more can and needs to be done.


Say what? Presidency celebrates 16 years of 'raising gender-based violence'

Verashni Pillay

Is government committed to fighting for or against women? A mistake in a press release for 16 days of activism is revealing, writes Verashni Pillay.


Maharaj for minister of propaganda

Mmanaledi Mataboge

A restructured Cabinet is on the cards, with a new information ministry to clean up Jacob Zuma's image and Baleka Mbete as second deputy president.


Gender Bill fails to offer women anything new

Lisa Vetten

The proposed equality legislation just duplicates functions from other laws, and offers nothing new, writes Lisa Vetten.


Comment: Rape, murder and indifference

The government must stop paying mere lip service to rooting out gender-based violence.