Patriarchy still a very powerful barrier to realising women's rights in Africa

Although South Africa is making positive progress in realising women's rights, there are still factors in society which are making this endeavour more challenging.

This is according to Mfanozelwe Shozi, Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality. Shozi says that patriarchy remains a significant challenge to realising the protocols and resolutions that have been made in Africa to realise women's rights.

The focus for Africa Day this year is women's rights. Shozi spoke to #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu about realising women's rights in the continent.

Listen to the conversation below:

There's a report we are going to release in three months time in which we have looked at all the SADC protocols that relate to women and gender equality

Mfanozelwe Shozi, Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality

As a country, we are not doing that badly. We ratified very important international resolutions and protocols on women's rights and gender equality

Mfanozelwe Shozi, Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality

Patriarchy is very very powerful in this country

Mfanozelwe Shozi, Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality

Women businesses are not recognised. When you engage banks in terms of giving loans to businesses owned by women, you still have issues there

Mfanozelwe Shozi, Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality

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