You may have missed this piece of world news today. South Africa's governing party has declared that eating sushi off the body of a model in a bikini is "politically incorrect," according to the AP. What led up to this announcement?
Jump to navigation. Sexualised advertising reinforces negative stereotypes about women, including portraying women as sex objects. These attitudes are leading to an increase in gender-based violence in the country.
Malelane — Twenty-four women - four of them carrying babies - were hauled before the Tonga Magistrate's Court on Wednesday for walking naked in protest against a local chief, African Eye News Service South Africa reports. The women, aged between 19 and 50, are from Buffelspruit near Schoemansdal, south of Malelane. They were arrested on Monday when they demonstrated against Chief Matsamo Shongwe, demanding more land for growing mealies.
Gugu Ncube staged an emotional one-woman protest outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday, claiming that she was forced to quit her job at the University of South Africa Unisa after allegedly being raped by a colleague. She turned up to the iconic venue wearing just her underwear and a pair of shoes. Ncube also carried with her a powerful message, written onto a placard. It outlines her version of events, saying that her resignation was staged and her rapist had bribed the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration CCMA :.
I have nothing more to protect. My dignity is gone. Ncube is set to be charged with public indecency according to Sunnyside police spokesperson Daniel Mavimbela.
South Africa is home to the some of the most beautiful women on the planet today, from Cape Town to JohannesburgPretoria, and Durban. South Africa is not just known for rugby, the Springbok or Nelson Mandela. This is a country that has produced some world-famous celebrities, business people, entrepreneurs and innovatorsIt is a country that has produced popular personalities like Elon Musk, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Charlize Theron, Steve Nash etc.
Authorities are investigating how pictures of a police woman undressing were taken and shared on social media. In the pictures shared on Facebook, the woman is seen sitting on a sofa with a cellphone in one hand and what looks like a glass of alcohol in the other. Another picture then shows the woman with the glass closer to her mouth while the last two pictures show her undressing, even revealing her panties.
A screenshot from the video of the mistress mopping the floor Image: Instagram. There is a disturbing trend on the rise that sees scorned wives engage in criminal behaviour in an effort to humiliate the women they find their husbands having extramarital affairs with. The wife then proceeded to film the punishment while yelling instructions and insults at the woman while further berating her.
On Monday, a woman walked towards the giant Mandela statue at Nelson Mandela square in Sandton, Johannesburg and stripped naked until security guard came to remove her as demonstrated in the cellphone images that were captured and distributed on social media by bystanders. It is not clear who this woman is or why she did it but somebody on Twitter called her Braveheart and I must agree, there is something beautifully valiant in her statement. This type of thinking, not unlike some news reports that have insinuated that she is mentally unstable, is perhaps the type of thinking that Mystery Braveheart seeks to challenge about who we have become as a society. A black African female body — something usually under duress in South Africa, constantly cleaning, carrying and wiping; the perpetual provider — caring, mothering, fathering, paying, praying; and always the recipient of various brands of a frightening South African masculinity — pursued, abused, sexualized and caressed in varying degrees of love and hate.