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SA Urged To Take A Stand Against Abuse

SA Urged To Take A Stand Against Abuse

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has called on South Africans to take a stand and rebuke people in their circles who continue to abuse women and children. “The perpetrators of abuse are people who live among us. We know them and sometimes protect them. We must do better,” Mthembu said on Monday. Last week, […]

Rape-Accused Omotoso To Spend Third Christmas Behind Bars Pending Concourt Judgment

Rape-Accused Omotoso To Spend Third Christmas Behind Bars Pending Concourt Judgment

Despite all the efforts of rape-accused pastor Timothy Omotoso to secure his release from jail, he will still spend Christmas behind bars. This year, Omotoso will spend his third Christmas at St Albans Correctional Centre, since his arrest in April 2017. During a brief appearance in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth on […]

GBV Committee Recommends Interventions In South Africa

GBV Committee Recommends Interventions In South Africa

The Interim Steering Committee on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) has recommended a raft of emergency response interventions to the country’s gender-based violence and femicide crisis. The committee comprises a range of government departments and entities, civil society organisations focused on GBVF, research institutions, development agencies and other organisations. The committee said it had met […]

Convicted Rapist Nicholas Ninow Puts Blame On Drugs

Convicted Rapist Nicholas Ninow Puts Blame On Drugs

Convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow, while testifying in mitigation of his sentence, shirked responsibility for his actions, arguing that if he had been sober he would have never have raped a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria in 2018. Ninow took the stand in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on […]

GBV Campaigns Must Speak To Perpetrators – Jackson Mthembu

GBV Campaigns Must Speak To Perpetrators – Jackson Mthembu

The focus of gender-based violence must speak to men, who are largely the perpetrators of the scourge, says Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu. “By focusing on the victim, we inadvertently became accomplices by exonerating the perpetrators of violence and therefore became unintentionally complicit in the commitment of violence against women,” said Mthembu. The Minister […]

‘It Is No Exaggeration To Say That We Are A Sick Society’ – Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

‘It Is No Exaggeration To Say That We Are A Sick Society’ –  Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng released the annual report of the South African judiciary 2018/19 at a time when outrage over gender-based violence is leading many to call for increasingly harsh and immediate penalties for the crime. But Judge Mogoeng avoided any populist endorsement of this sentiment — instead advocating more nuanced approaches to prosecution and […]

SA, Nigeria Begin Bi-National Discussions

SA, Nigeria Begin Bi-National Discussions

Two of Africa’s largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, are today expected to renew longstanding bilateral ties during the ninth Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC). International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor is hosting her Nigerian counterpart Geoffrey Onyeama ahead of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s state visit on Thursday. In her opening remarks on […]

Armed With Trumpets, S. African Men Blow Away Street Crime Against Women

Armed With Trumpets, S. African Men Blow Away Street Crime Against Women

During the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa, the vuvuzela – a long, colourful plastic trumpet – gained international fame for the way it filled stadiums with a loud, buzzing sound of fan support. Nearly a decade later, the instrument has taken on a new purpose in a country rife with violent crime. It […]

South African Govt Declares ‘Femicide’ A National Crisis

South African Govt Declares ‘Femicide’ A National Crisis

The South African government has declared gender-based violence a national crisis. According to a new government report, a woman is murdered every three hours in South Africa, and many are assaulted and raped before their death. The women of South Africa recently protested against the gender-based violence that seems to be spinning out of control. […]

South Africans Demonstrate Against GBV In Times Square, NY

South Africans Demonstrate Against GBV In Times Square, NY

Hundreds of South Africans gathered in New York on Saturday in a show of solidarity against gender-based violence in South Africa. The silent demonstration saw about 200 South Africans from New Jersey, Maryland, California, Colorado, Washington, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania gather in the heart of New York, Times Square, for a silent demonstration. The demonstrations were […]

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