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Rape-Accused Televangelist Timothy Omotoso

Rape-Accused Televangelist Timothy Omotoso

The trial of rape-accused televangelist Timothy Omotoso and his two co-accused has been postponed to October 7 following the dismissal of their application for leave to appeal an earlier jurisdiction ruling. Omotoso and co-accused, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho, wanted to have the number of charges against them reduced on the basis that some of […]

27 Years Later — Rape Survivor Marks The Crime Against Her By Walking 27km Everyday For 27 Days

27 Years Later — Rape Survivor Marks The Crime Against Her By Walking 27km Everyday For 27 Days

Twenty-seven years ago on September 16, 1992, 45-year-old Leilani Kuter’s life changed forever when she was brutally raped and left for dead. For the next ten years, Kuter struggled with the trauma and struggled to speak out about the day she almost died. She said, when she eventually opened up, things changed for the better. […]

Shelters For Abused Women Protest Outside SA Parliament

Shelters For Abused Women Protest Outside SA Parliament

More funds needed to implement the recommendations of the Commission for Gender Equality Women and men braced the rainy weather to protest in front of Parliament on Tuesday over the lack of funding for shelters for abused women in South Africa. A crowd of about 40 people chanted “Enough is enough” and “No more abuse”. […]

Women Bodies Exhumed From Man’s House And Yard

Women Bodies Exhumed From Man’s House And Yard

A total of five bodies have been exhumed from a yard of 25-year-old Julius Thabiso Mndawe who stays in Masoyi near Hazyview. The man who is now a suspect in the matter pointed out all the areas where he killed, raped and concealed the bodies of the victims. Yesterday alone, police exhumed three bodies following […]

Somali Women Take On South Africa’s Property Market

Somali Women Take On South Africa’s Property Market

Some women are challenging traditions and navigating male-dominated property market in hope that, one day, they will have security that comes with owning a place of their own In the hallway of a large, brick-faced apartment block in Johannesburg, Halima Jawahir greets her tenants, a group of six Somali women drying their henna-painted hands in […]

First Black African Meant To Travel To Space Dies

First Black African Meant To Travel To Space Dies

Mandla Maseko, 30, the first black African who would have travelled to space has died, his family confirmed on Sunday. Maseko, popularly known as Spaceboy and Afronaut – beat 1 million people to become one of 23 people who won a seat sponsored by the Axe Apollo Space Academy, on an hour-long sub-orbital trip in […]

Coding Prepares Girls For A Digital Future

Coding Prepares Girls For A Digital Future

MORE than 500 school-going female learners will in the coming days learn the language of coding as part of efforts to narrow the gender digital divide at an early age in South Africa. The Code like a Girl training follows the realisation that female participation is falling in a field that is expanding globally and […]

Limpopo Teen Writes About The Abuse Young Girls Are Exposed to

Limpopo Teen Writes About The Abuse Young Girls Are Exposed to

A 14-year old Limpopo girl has written a book in which she tells the stories of the abuse of young women by people who pretend to be good Samaritans. Ntiyiso Amukelani, affectionately known as Amu, was single-handedly raised by her mother in a village in Soekmekaar and was confronted by many challenges such as an […]

Pupil Arrested After Killing Fellow Pupil And Wounding Two Others

Pupil Arrested After Killing Fellow Pupil And Wounding Two Others

Gauteng police have arrested a pupil who was on the run after he allegedly stabbed three fellow pupils, leaving one dead outside Forest High School in Turffontein, southern Johannesburg, on Monday. Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said the suspect fled the scene but police were able to trace him to Dobsonville in Soweto, where he […]

Ramaphosa Cuts Cabinet From 36 To 28 Ministers, Half Of Whom Are Women

Ramaphosa Cuts Cabinet From 36 To 28 Ministers, Half Of Whom Are Women

After a day of consultation, President Cyril Ramaphosa finally announced his Cabinet on Wednesday evening, sticking to his promise to slash the bloated executive. David Mabuza and Pravin Gordhan will keep their positions in a Cabinet that will see Patricia de Lille become a minister, while a number of ANC veterans didn’t make the cut. […]

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