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African Female Scholars Share Virtual Lifeline

(December 21st, 2006)

Female faculty are rare at African universities, but the Internet helps university women exchange ideas and moral support. It provides what some participants call a “virtual feminist university.”

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Working for a living . . . and the dying

(November 30th, 2006)

So many people are dying of HIV/AIDS in South Africa that funerals are a constant. Hundreds every weekend. For South African women, preparations have turned into a second full-time job. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Research is discounting myths about orphans

(November 10th, 2006)

NEWCASTLE, 10 November 2006 (IRIN) – A few years ago Prof Timothy Quinlan was hearing horror stories about delinquency and abandonment among AIDS orphans that would spell trouble for their future social acceptance.

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Managing a Home Comes Naturally

(November 24th, 2005)

Abigail Sibanda, a 29-year-old domestic worker in Johannesburg, says managing a home comes naturally. “I spend my day cleaning – sweeping, washing, doing the dishes, ironing,” she told MyWage.co.za. “Since I grew up doing the work, it’s easy to me.” On the three days a week that she works, Sibanda catches a 7 a.m. bus […]

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