"I had to fight back. I had never fought for myself. If I don\u2019t fight back, this would keep happening to me. Even when it was clear that I would lose the case, I never once regretted fighting for mys.. read moreImage source: www.dailymaverick.co.za"

This Day In History


Ruth First is assassinated in Mozambique

Tuesday, 17 August 1982
Ruth First, journalist, academic, anti-apartheid activist and member of the South African Communist Party, was brutally killed by a letter bomb in Maputo, Mozambique, sent by South African government agents. ..
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Wednesday, 29 August 2018



South African History Online

Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe

Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe was born on 27 of July 1927 in Hlobane village, Kwazulu- Natal, South Africa. On 6 June 1954 she married  Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, where she received the traditional bridal name of Nosango.

Women Freedom Fighters tell of Sexual Abuse in Camps by Carl Collison (Mail and Guardian), 27 October 2017

It has been just over four decades since the day Sibongile “Promise” Khumalo placed a note on her mother’s old gramophone


Disabled Women - A Fighting Force! by SPEAK, Johannesburg

Archive item from 1991 - "Disabled people aren't sick. They want to take up their normal place in the society. If we look at disability as a health issue, we fail to look at the serious political issues that need to be addressed." - Maria Rantho of Disabled People of South Africa (DPSA)*

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Abortion campaigning to change the law

"The people who don't have to have an abortion and never will are the one's making laws and decisions about it," says Diamond, "like the politicians...In the end it's a woman's problem and always will be. As part of a group campaigning to have the law changed, I think it's important for women to realise they are not alone."


Discussion Paper on Gender Based Violence

South Africa is cognizant that gender-based stereotyping and prejudice is rooted in the gender discourses of masculinity and femininity with concomitant prescribed behaviours, norms and attitudes that ultimately lead to discrimination and gender-based violence. It is an articulation of, or an enforcement of, power hierarchies and structural inequalities that are informed by belief systems, cultural norms and socialization processes.

The Women of Marikana

The women of Marikana have organised in the wake of the Marikana killings that took place on August 2012, to demand accountability from Lonmin, the World Bank and the South African Police Service for those slain and injured, and for the dire living conditions families in Marikana are living in.

The History of LGBT legislation

Discriminatory, separate and oppressive, these are words that were used to explain South Africa’s Apartheid regime, which officially lasted from 1948-1994 (Thompson, 1990)

History of the Rape Crisis Trust in Cape Town

International feminism was a catalyst for South African feminist organisation to address violence against women.

Anna 'Sister Nannie' Tempo

Anna 'Sister Nannie' Tempo, was born of a slave mother and father who were kidnapped as children off the coast of Mozambique.