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Playing games with women’s rights

August 9, 2015


Every year as August dawns there is an annual media ritual in South Africa about women’s rights and, on August 9, national Women's Day, a positive rash of declarations. But this year there was great irony in the media murmurings about national “Women’s Month” being eclipsed by news of the awarding of the 2022 winter Olympics to Beijing. And not only because China has a hardly sterling record for human as well as women’s rights.