It's important to note that misogyny is still firmly entrenched in South African society. Our current ex-president thinks that women should be housewives once again.
Our former president is so overtly sexist that it's hard to believe he'll ever be elected to public office again in the United States; the fact that our country's popularity hasn't suffered as a result of his views is telling.
There is widespread optimism that South Africa will elect its first female leader within the next two decades. For my part, I think younger generations are more open to the idea of a great leader of either gender.
Additionally, the achievements of African women in leadership positions, such as Joyce Banda, the first female president of Malawi, motivates people in South Africa to reevaluate their perspectives on gender and politics.
However, 20 years is a long time, and it was once thought that a black man could never be president of the United States, so let's hope that enough progress is achieved in South Africa to allow for a female president.
There have never been women in leadership roles within the ANC, but when Thabo Mbeki was president, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka served as his deputy and there were other female ministers.
A woman in "Venda Traditional Attire" was widely believed to be Mzansi's first female ANC president, despite the fact that just her face had been revealed at the time.
Thuso @ ramalokot, who goes by this handle, felt compelled to broadcast this to the masses.
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