Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
30 Sep 2021
5:50 am

SA must catch up and start to honour women

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

South Africa remains a land of applaudable legislation on paper, yet it is a perfect example as to how far behind we really are as a nation that cares equally for men and women

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I applaud Kenyan judge Teresiah Matheka in recognising the hard work that goes into housework and her ruling that unpaid labour get its dues. She was able to legally bring to light the fact that maternity is more than just a time to bond with baby. It is hard work, with no set hours, no remuneration package and no benefits in the event of a dissolution of the marriage. When my kid was born, I took a leave of absence from my everyday field of work. I was home for a full year and six months. The intention was to...