Women in the news

South African-born painter’s endless journey of rediscovery
A wall of faces greets you in the opening room. Dozens of ink and graphite images look back at us, wonky and misproportioned, but also weirdly right. They’re
Simphiwe Nkwali (Sunday Times)
Crafting the spaces between
Cape Town is two art galleries richer. This month Smith Studio launches in the city with Kurt Pio’s solo show, I love Cape Town, and Space Between in
Thandi Ntuli: An Offering you can’t refuse
Subscribe to the thinking that Malcolm Gladwell offers in his book, Outliers: The Story of Success, and you’ll extrapolate that Soshanguve-born Thandi Ntuli is an expert pianist. Gladwell
Cleaning ladies first winners in new anti-austerity Greece
January 29, 2015
The reinstatement of the cleaning ladies at Greece's finance ministry was perhaps the most symbolic measure announced by the new anti-austerity government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on ...read more
Menstruation: The last great sporting taboo
January 22, 2015
Heather Watson went out of the Australian Open on Tuesday. Big deal, you might say: British tennis player disappoints in the first round. But what makes Watson’s performance ...read more
How Amy Poehler and Tina Fey made the Golden Globes the first feminist film awards ceremony
January 13, 2015
Nobody goes to a movie awards ceremony in Hollywood to find a feminist statement. This is a strange pocket of the western world where it is still deemed ...read more
Resilient in the Struggle
December 19, 2014
Sadie Forman, one of the most unconventional, interesting and lovable fighters in the South African anti-apartheid movement, died on December?11, aged 85. She spent the last years of ...read more
My controversial 100kg revolution
December 19, 2014
Santie Pretorius was morbidly obese, in constant pain, prediabetic and severely depressed. Gastric bypass surgery, a radical intervention not without risks, seemed her only option. Though sceptical when ...read more
Zelda la Grange: What Madiba taught me
December 11, 2014
A year after Madiba's death, his former assistant, Zelda la Grange, shares some of the life lessons she learnt from the The Father of the Nation. http://youtu.be/R933TwiDIlI
Nardstar pushes street art to the limit
December 5, 2014
There aren’t many female graffiti artists around. Put off by the macho crew culture, the unwritten rules governing who can paint what and where, and the general swagger ...read more
Singer Moonchild reaches for the stars
December 5, 2014
Each of singer Moonchild Sanelly’s musical influences can be traced back to her childhood in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Her love of jazz stems from her ...read more
Adrian Steirn
Where there’s wool, there’s a way
November 28, 2014
A small figure walks across the entrance of Rhodes University’s chemistry department. Purse in hand, she almost makes it to a door before she is stopped by a ...read more
Dawn of the new African queens
November 28, 2014
She could easily be the woman you sit next to on the early morning bus. Or an acquaintance you have just handed a business card to and will ...read more
The witches make men do it
November 11, 2014
South Africa lost a sporting hero last week. Kelly Khumalo lost a boyfriend – and it would seem we all hate her for this. Khumalo has spoken of ...read more
Gaza: The courage to tell a hidden story
November 7, 2014
Eman Mohammed is one of the few female photojournalists in the Gaza Strip. Though openly shunned by many of her male colleagues, she is given unprecedented access to ...read more