She paved the way for women to play the mbira – and then took the ancient tradition global.
A powerful new book restores the writer and feminist politician to her rightful place in history.
The queen of Xhosa music has passed away. She reinvigorated ancient Xhosa cultural traditions through performance and teaching.
The pioneering role she played, and the sacrifices she made, extended well beyond the famous 1956 Women’s March.
The books aim to write women back into history for children to see that women are able to take up powerful positions in society.
In the 19th century, Baartman was dehumanized and mocked for her large posterior. So what does it mean when Black women today strive for ‘Sarah Baartman hips’?
The winners of the prestigious architecture commission are from Johannesburg’s Counterspace studio and offer a fresh view on creating buildings.
Undocumented for decades, black South African feminists are increasingly visible. The essays in Surfacing present 22 leading thinkers.
It wasn’t just the film Rafiki - a joyful lesbian love story - but also the experience of going to watch it after it was unbanned that created a new kind of freedom.
Sexist slandering has been used not just to describe Grace Mugabe, but to denigrate any women who aspire to political positions.
Women face a number of socio-economic challenges that make it harder for them to access higher education.
The visibility of #MeToo makes it easy to overlook the very powerful campaigns against sexual violence in Africa.
With technology women are able to become agents of their own change.
The international media and her supporters continue to hoist Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf up as the matron of African women’s rights. But she does not deserve this title.
For most women, participating in the labour force is dependent on whether they have adequate child care they can rely on.
Distance learning provides a great way for women who are already working to improve their skills and meet their own standards for a successful career.
African women have had to explain themselves to a world that does not seem to understand them.