South African Women Largely Absent from Top Political Positions

On several occasions, leaders from Southern Africa have been very vocal about the need to empower women and ensure equality between the sexes in all spheres of life.
Their calls – year-in year-out – have been predicated on the logic that if the region is to progress in addressing matters of gender equality in leadership and decision-making, men have to be at the forefront of creating room for women to thrive.