There were mixed reactions from divided Bo-Kaap residents following a march by EFF supporters who issued an ultimatum to a pair of brothers accused of sexually abusing a relative, to move out of the area. On Saturday, around 50 EFF members joined a small group of residents calling themselves Bo-Kaap[…]
Prominent student activist Fasiha Hassan says Imam Abdullah Haron is testament to the fact that the practise of Islam should not be separate to one’s activism. She was addressing a packed crowd at Solly and Zahrah Noor auditorium at Islamia College last night, for the annual Imam Haron Memorial lecture.[…]
The South African Communist Party’s (SACP) General Secretary, Blade Nzimande, is concerned about the escalation of gender-based violence in the country. His comment follows a rise in the number of women and children who have been abused, raped or killed in recent weeks. Speaking in Ekurhuleni where the SACP has[…]
By Melanie Sauer Newly appointed head of the Mitchells Plain Cluster Community Police Forum, Lucinda Evans, is a force to be reckoned with, and has big plans to end gender-based and gang-related violence in the Mitchell’s Plain and surrounding areas. The Mitchells Plain community and surrounding areas is in safe[…]
A youth summit organised by civil society and inter-faith organisations will be held during the international 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence on 10 December 2016 at The Castle of Good Hope. The youth summit is an initiative advocated by Madina Institute, Centre for Non-violence and Peace Studies, United[…]
Former tennis Grand Slam champion and convicted rapist Bob Hewitt abused his position of authority when he raped two young women and sexually assaulted another, the Supreme Court of Appeal said on Thursday. It dismissed his appeal to have his six-year jail sentence overturned, and said his fame did not[…]
The Steenberg Community Policing Forum (CPF) has taken a stand against abuse by launching a new one-stop centre for women and children who are survivors of abuse. It comes amidst an influx of reports of domestic violence cases. The Philisa Abafazi Bethu (PABs) offices has been designed to attend to[…]
In light of two high profile cases of gender violence in the media recently, the Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM) will host a vigil on Friday 13 February to draw attention to the cycle of violence plaguing women. Two weeks ago, five year old Kayde Williams from Bredasdorp was raped[…]
As South Africa marked the last day of the 16 Days of Activism on Wednesday, analysts say gender violence has a negative impact on our already ailing economy. The impact is an estimated 1.3% of South Africas GDP annually, according to Laura Brooks, a consultant at KPMG. “We tried to[…]
An inefficient judicial system, lack of awareness within the police force and ignorance around what constitutes abuse, are some of the reasons behind the high levels of violence in South Africa. That’s according to Bernedette Ross, the deputy-director of the Saartje Baartman centre for Women and Children in Manenberg, who[…]
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