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KZN Man Walks 50km To ‘Feed A Child, Feed A Nation’

KZN Man Walks 50km To ‘Feed A Child, Feed A Nation’

“It is time to act, instead of discussing it on social media.” These are the words of Thulani “DJ Dash” Mzinyane, 32, who will be walking all the way from Ballito to Durban’s North Beach later this month. He told News24 on Friday that the 50km walk is to raise awareness around the killing, abuse […]

Women Are Raped By Uniformed Police Officers In South Africa

Women Are Raped By Uniformed Police Officers In South Africa

Four in ten sex workers in Swaziland / Eswatini say they have been raped by uniformed police officers. They were also raped by soldiers and security officers, the Sex Workers National Indaba was told on Tuesday (30 October 2018). National Key Populations and Vulnerable Groups Officer Khanyisile Lukhele from the Swaziland National AIDS Programme (SNAP) […]

A Law Isn’t Enough To Stop Domestic Violence

A Law Isn’t Enough To Stop Domestic Violence

Twenty years after the Domestic Violence Act was passed, intimate partner violence remains a serious problem in South Africa. Victims of domestic violence, the police and shelters face numerous challenges in responding to the crisis. The problem is aggravated by poor parliamentary oversight and difficulties in holding the police accountable for their shortcomings. It is […]

South Africa Prepares For The National Gender Summit

South Africa Prepares For The National Gender Summit

National government in partnership with various Non-Governmental Organisations will on 1 and 2 November 2018 hold a National Gender Summit, at Saint George’s Hotel and Conference Centre to address challenges faced by women, especially gender-based violence. Gender-based violence encompasses any kind of violence against women and it can be physical, sexual, emotional and psychological. The […]

Government Reiterates Support For Gender Based Violence Initiatives

Government Reiterates Support For Gender Based Violence Initiatives

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, has refuted allegations that government is politicising issues of gender-based violence. The allegation, the Ministry said in a statement, emanates from remarks made by the #TheTotalShutDown movement following a media briefing by the Minister in Port Elizabeth on Monday. Dlamini held a briefing on the sidelines […]

South Africa’s Eskom Plans First Major Battery Storage Project

South Africa’s Eskom Plans First Major Battery Storage Project

South Africa’s state-run power firm Eskom said on Tuesday it is planning its first major battery storage project as President Cyril Ramaphosa seeks to boost renewable energy usage and reduce the country’s reliance on coal. Prince Moyo, general manager for power delivery engineering at Eskom, told Reuters that the battery storage project would be rolled […]

Catholic Priest Apologises After Three Decades to Man Who Shared Sexual Abuse Story

Catholic Priest Apologises After Three Decades to Man Who Shared Sexual Abuse Story

An 84-year-old Catholic priest broke his silence after three decades to apologise to Limpopo-born William Segodisho, who recently shared his story about the sexual abuse he suffered while in his teens. Segodisho, 46, told the media at a briefing on Wednesday how father Adam O’Connor* sexually groomed him from 1985 to 1989. The two had […]

Pik Botha, Global Face of South Africa’s Apartheid State, Dies at 86

Pik Botha, Global Face of South Africa’s Apartheid State, Dies at 86

Pik Botha, who became the global face of South Africa’s reviled apartheid government as Pretoria’s minister of foreign affairs, has died aged 86 after a lengthy illness, the eNCA news network reported on Friday, citing his son. By turns urbane and jovial, Botha, foreign minister from 1977 until the end of white rule in 1994, […]

Deliberate Train Fires Cost South African Rail Service $42.5 mln

Deliberate Train Fires Cost South African Rail Service $42.5 mln

South Africa’s state-owned rail service PRASA has lost around 636 million rand ($42.5 million) over the past three and a half years due to deliberate train fires, parliament heard on Tuesday. Most of the fires have occurred in the Western Cape province, which accounted for 71 percent or 451 million rand in damages, a report […]

South African Police Launch A Manhunt For Suspect Who Raped An Elderly Woman

South African  Police Launch A Manhunt For Suspect Who Raped An Elderly Woman

The South African Police Service in Lulekani outside Phalaborwa have launched a massive manhunt for the suspect who broke into the house of an elderly woman and raped her. It is alleged that the elderly woman of around 90 years old was raped while sleeping in her house, on 2018-09-30. The suspect intruded into the […]

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