The social media trend “#AmINext” which emerged as a result of the crisis of femicide and sexual violence in South Africa has gotten social media platforms abuzz. Several social media platforms have degenerated into hosts of a naming and shaming frenzy in the country, with many accusations of sexual assault[…]
The University of the Western Cape has confirmed that no rape took place on campus this week, following reports on social media that angry students had confronted an alleged perpetrator. Kovacs student residence was disrupted in the early hours of Wednesday morning when students had gone to the residence to[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has addressed the nation on the scourge of public and gender-based violence (GBV) – saying he will ask Parliament to consider making the sexual offences register public. The President says he also wants officials to overhaul the database of sexual offenders. Ramaphosa was speaking amid national outrage[…]
The Twitter account @helpsurvivors, which “exposes” alleged rapists based on allegations sent in by other users, retracted an allegation it posted against an alleged rapist after it was found to be a prank. The account, and accounts similar to it, was established as part of the #AmINext? movement in reaction[…]
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