Even before the pandemic, women carried an unequal burden of social, cultural and economic ills. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated this, with the effects of lockdown disproportionately affecting women, write Charlotte Motsoari and Amina Mwaikambo at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.
The news that the University of Oxford has developed a coronavirus vaccine that appears safe and has triggered an immune response, is an encouraging step toward returning to normality. It also provides the opportunity to join forces to tackle the pandemic and highlight Africa’s scientific leadership writes Professor Kelly Chibale.
As part of the CSIR cybersecurity team, Thabo Mahlangu has kept South Africans safe from digital attacks. Speaking to Jamaine Krige, Mahlangu explains the importance of young scientists in developing real-world solutions.
Food is fuel, but this concept is relatively new to me. I wasn’t always conscious of what I ate and I would often wolf down food because I was either hungry, bored, or emotional. That was me in 2017, writes Reesha Chibba.
After tweeting to the presidency about her numerous gender-based violence (GBV) experiences, Sihle Bolani has only been met with a deafening silence despite a resounding response from South Africa. She asks why there hasn’t been decisive action to tackle GBV with the same gusto as the Covid-19 pandemic. By: Sihle Bolani.
I am driven to the darkest place of despair inside my head, every women killed is a knife to my heart and a scar on my already tattered soul, writes Vanessa Tedder. She encourages everyone to speak up when they see or suspect abuse taking place