SA outraged by murder of EC Wits student in Dutywa

An Eastern Cape man tried to take his own life after allegedly killing Wits University student Asithandile “Kwasa” Zozo in Dutywa on Monday. The death of Zozo has sparked outrage on social media, with Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi expressing her grief on Twitter. The suspect, whose age is unknown, is[…]

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New GBV bill proposes obtaining protection orders online

One of the three bills intended to curb gender-based violence will allow for the online application of protection orders if passed, Justice Minister Ronald Lamola announced in his budget vote speech. He introduced the adjusted budget for the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development to a mini-plenary of the National[…]

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Parliament’s presiding officers join others in call for urgent action against GBV and femicide

Parliament’s presiding officers, led by National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Amos Masondo, have added their voices to mounting public outrage over ongoing gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide incidents around the country. “Bold and resolute action, rather than outrage, however, is what our nation needs[…]

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GBV complaints skyrocket during lockdown

Despite the national lockdown, crime is still prevalant in the country with authorities concerned about gender based violence. Police Minister Bheki Cele said during the first six days of the national 21 day lockdown, police received more than 87 000 gender-based violence complaints. He said one of the cases included[…]

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SA Women Fight Back demands Parliament act on GBV

A group of women have highlighted that the plight of women is still one that needs urgent attention. According to the founder of the Facebook page SA Women Fight Back, Bronwyn Litkie, the group’s endeavors began on Women’s Day last year. Six months later, it has garnered the support of[…]

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