Marie Claire (South Africa) - - EDITOR'S NOTE -

APART FROM THE FACT it is my birthday month, an event I re­gard with grow­ing am­biva­lence, Au­gust is a month I love, if only be­cause win­ter is dy­ing and spring is be­ing born. is some­thing about which I feel am­biva­lent. On the one fo­cus on what still holds us back.

In many so­ci­eties (though by no means all), women him. Many of you have bro­ken through the glass ceil­ing, have cho­sen to be child­free, and are sex­u­ally ac­tive as, and when, you choose to be. The work we do at Marie Claire is to sup­port your lives as free, em­pow­ered and

achieved, we know more change is needed be­fore we can say there is real equal­ity be­tween the sexes: there are still and keep work­ing for change, no­body else will.

Char­l­ize Theron cam­paign about, and I was in­ter­ested

in­vest your cash. Too many women, even those with high-pow­ered jobs, hand over their hard-earned wages to their part­ners to in­vest. But whose in­ter­ests do these the es­cape fund that all mar­ried women should have avail­able?

bet­ter to fea­ture in our P u b l i c P ro t e c t o r, Thuli Madon­sela. In­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist who spent time with Madon­sela, de­scribes Madon­sela a huge vote of thanks: for the work she has done, and for the in­spi­ra­tional role model that she is.

Thuli Madon­sela on p46

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