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Prince Harry, Meghan Begin 10-Day Tour In South Africa

Prince Harry, Meghan Begin 10-Day Tour In South Africa

 A British royal tour of southern Africa kicks off in Cape Town on Monday September 23, 2019, the SABC reports. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will on Monday visit a Cape Town township and District Six. The South African state broadcaster says some details are not yet known, presumably because of security concerns. The couple […]

South African Government to Allocate $74 Million To Fight Gender Based Violence

South African Government to Allocate $74 Million To Fight Gender Based Violence

The government will reallocate R1.1bn in additional funding this financial year to dispel the “dark and heavy shadow” of gender-based violence that has been cast across the country, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday. He was addressing members of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces after he called for an extraordinary joint sitting […]

Shoprite Manager Accused Of Using K-Word, Faces Disciplinary Hearing

Shoprite Manager Accused Of Using K-Word, Faces Disciplinary Hearing

A Shoprite regional manager has been taken to a disciplinary hearing for allegedly using the k-word on her subordinates. The disciplinary hearing for the regional manager, who heads up a Shoprite store situated in Johannesburg’s Southgate Mall, was expected to take place on Thursday. According to a statement released by Shoprite Group, the company did […]

President Calls For A Joint Sitting of Parliament To Combat GBV

President Calls For A Joint Sitting of Parliament To Combat GBV

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to discuss a new approach to combating violence against women. The President’s call for an extraordinary sitting comes in the wake of a surge of violence against women. “Referring to violence perpetrated against women in the last […]

Civil Society Groups To Shutdown Sandton Against Gender-Based Violence, Femicide In South Africa

Civil Society Groups To Shutdown Sandton Against Gender-Based Violence, Femicide In South Africa

Civil society groups are expected to assemble in the early hours of Friday morning to peacefully march against sexual, gender-based violence and femicide. Members of the public from Alexandra, Pretoria, Soweto, Carletonville, Tembisa, the Vaal as well as universities across the province will join the protest to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange stating that “it will […]

178 Nigerians Arrive From South Africa

178 Nigerians Arrive From South Africa

About 178 Nigerians arrived at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos by 9.23 p.m. in the first wave of evacuations in the aftermath of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, offered to evacuate Nigerians after several Nigerian businesses and nationals were attacked in the xenophobic attacks. The […]

Hundreds of Mozambicans Left Homeless After SA Violence

Hundreds of Mozambicans Left Homeless After SA Violence

More than 500 Mozambicans have reportedly lost their homes and about 400 others expressed a desire to return to Mozambique following the anti-foreigner violence in neighbouring South Africa. This is according to the Mozambican Christian Council (CCM) in the wake of the spiralling crisis mostly in the Gauteng Province. CCM denounced the skirmishes but discouraged […]

State Declines To Prosecute Cape Town Gender-Based Violence Protesters

State Declines To Prosecute Cape Town Gender-Based Violence Protesters

The state has decided not to pursue legal action against any of the 23 protestors arrested during demonstrations last week in Cape Town against gender-based violence. A total of 23 protesters were arrested in Cape Town between 4 and 6 September during mass protests against gender-based violence. Eleven were arrested on 4 September for contravening […]

Harsher Punishment For Rapists In South Africa – Cyril Ramaphosa

Harsher Punishment For Rapists In South Africa – Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday promised a sea of women outside the gates of Parliament that he would address the nation in a “very clear and definite way” on how the government would fight gender-based violence. “Yes, all of us have had enough of this,” he told thousands of protesters calling for intervention on violence […]

‘Alarming’ Levels of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide In South Africa

‘Alarming’ Levels of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide In South Africa

In response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation and hundreds who had gathered in Cape Town to protest against soaring gender-based violence and femicide rates in the country, Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa, said: “Gender-based violence has reached undeniably alarming levels in South Africa. It is absolutely unacceptable that […]