South African ‘chick-lit’ heads to the big screen
October 8, 2015
Barring her great showing at the 2008 BTA Anglo Platinum short-story competition in which she won first and fourth prize, Nozizwe Cynthia Jele was a relative unknown when…
‘Suffragette’ tops bill as London film festival spotlights women’s struggles
October 7, 2015
The London Film Festival opening today with a screening of the British drama Suffragette has a special focus this year on women and their battles -- from the…
Diepsloot: Where men think it’s their right to rape

The sun has just risen over the shacks of Extension 1 in Diepsloot, Johannesburg north. It is a calm Tuesday, just after 6am, in October 2013. Those with jobs are on their way to work; most people are hanging around doing nothing, whispering about death. A crowd of people are banging on the door of Sisanda …

Lisa Christie, (C) former Mrs. America, 1997-1998, speaks during a news conference with three new alleged sexual assault victims of comedian Bill Cosby, Pamela Abeyta (L) Sharon Van Ert (R), with attorney Gloria Allred September 30, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by over 30 women. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP
Three more women accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault

Three more women, including a former Mrs America, came forward on Wednesday to accuse US comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault. The women spoke at a news conference in Los Angeles, tearfully recalling their encounter with the disgraced comedian and how he allegedly abused them. The three join dozens of other women who have come …

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Jane English
The trouble with travel
A long flight is a good opportunity to catch up on some chick flicks that get poor support in my predominantly male house. I left on the long haul to Europe in good nick -- checked-up, checked-out and ready to fly. So I thought. I discovered that the trouble with…
Mia Von Scha
Small things to be thankful for this Heritage Day
A wise man once said to me that nothing is ever lost, and if you feel that something is lost you must simply search for it in its new form. So when I heard a number of people complaining about the lost innocence of our children in this crime-ridden country,…
Tiffany Markman
Pink for girls and blue for boys?
On Saturday my daughter readied herself for a Superheroes party. She wore a pretty red party dress with net and a bow, old-fashioned white sandals and a red velour cape. She also asked for red lipstick, which I applied. Not for a moment did it occur to me to moderate…