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Political Foes Join Hands To Provide Shelter To Victims Of Gender-Based Violence In South Africa

Political Foes Join Hands To Provide Shelter To Victims Of Gender-Based Violence In South Africa

They might be from different political parties that have contrasting ideologies, but on gender-based violence, they all agree – it is an issue that cannot be politicised. Public Works Minister Patricia De Lille, who is also the leader of GOOD, her social development counterpart, Lindiwe Zulu, a staunch ANC member, and the DA’s Sharna Fernandez, […]

Young KZN Woman Repeatedly Raped Then Murdered By Cousin

Young KZN Woman Repeatedly Raped Then Murdered By Cousin

A 20-year-old KwaZulu-Natal woman was repeatedly raped and then murdered over the weekend, allegedly by her cousin and a neighbour. Nomvula “Juba” Buthelezi was allegedly attacked by the men at her homestead in Mashesheleng in Nquthu, MEC for Social Development Nonhlanhla Khoza said on Tuesday. “We are extremely disturbed and disheartened by the rape and […]

R15 Million Set Aside For GBV Council

R15 Million Set Aside For GBV Council

National Treasury will over the next three years allocate an additional R15 million for the establishment of a National Council to combat gender-based violence and femicide. “Its budget will increase to R853 million in 2022/23, with a focus on strengthening interventions for women’s economic empowerment; promoting the rights of people with disabilities; and supporting youth […]

Meet South Africa’s Very First All-Female Firefighting Crew

Meet South Africa’s Very First All-Female Firefighting Crew

Meet Team Juliet, South Africa’s first all-female firefighting crew. Stationed at the Working on Firebase in Newlands, the Nature Conservation Corporation Wildfires crew have been working together for three months. The 16-woman team, who graduated from the Chrysalis Academy, completed tough basic firefighting training, preparing them to face the gruelling Cape Town wildfire season. Superintendent […]

Girl’s Drowning Sparks Water Riot In Thirsty S.African Township

Girl’s Drowning Sparks Water Riot In Thirsty S.African Township

Eight-year-old Musa and her older sister Moleboheng trudged down the ravine with buckets and drum bottles to fetch water from a filthy stream because they were thirsty and tired of waiting for trucks meant to deliver emergency water that never showed up. But Musa never returned, her mother Phindile Mbele recalled, choking back tears. The […]

Meet The Dynamic Mary-Jane Sokhela Who Built A Women’s Football Club In South Africa

Meet  The Dynamic Mary-Jane Sokhela Who Built A Women’s Football Club In South Africa

The Durban Ladies owner was instrumental in the formation of Banyana Banyana before setting her sights on building her club into one of the most renowned in women’s football. Durban Ladies chairperson Mary-Jane Sokhela is the revered pioneer of women’s football in South Africa. Her journey has been arduous, but after 30 years she is […]

No Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In SA – Minister Zweli Mkhize

No Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In SA – Minister Zweli Mkhize

There has been no confirmed case of the coronavirus in South Africa, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. Mkhize and health officials from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) addressed the media in Johannesburg on Friday morning. At least 213 people have died in China and almost 10 […]

Violence Against Women In Poor Settings Of South Africa

Violence Against Women In Poor Settings Of South Africa

Violence against women and girls in South Africa is now recognised as a national crisis. Far too many women and girls experience violence, primarily from their intimate partners. The latest Demographic and Health Survey, a nationally representative survey across South Africa, led by the South African Medical Research Council in 2016, suggests that 1 in 10 women experienced […]

Undocumented Children Win Right To Basic Education

Undocumented Children Win Right To Basic Education

In a monumental ruling at the Makhanda high court, judges found it was unconstitutional to bar learners without birth certificates from receiving basic schooling. Thirty-seven children have changed the law for themselves and an estimated one million others in South Africa who have been deprived of an education because they are undocumented. In a ruling […]

‘We Live In An Age Where Women No Longer Need To Lose Out’

‘We Live In An Age Where Women No Longer Need To Lose Out’

The achievements of women students and academics – often against all odds – took centre stage during the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) commerce graduation ceremony on the afternoon of Friday, 13 December. Although the theme may not have been intentional, the grace and strength with which women tackle their academic work in tandem with […]