With Tuesday marking the final day of 2019’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, very little is spoken about workplace relations and the topic of sexual harassment. Erica Emdon, a director at Public Interest Practice that focuses broadly on human rights law, the rule of[…]
The ANC’s national working committee (NWC) has decided its spokesperson Pule Mabe and acting spokesperson Zizi Kodwa, who has been in that role since last month, should “step aside”. The two have faced allegations of sexual violence, with Mabe being accused of sexual harassment by his former personal assistant Kgoerano[…]
Following allegations of sexual harassment against ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe, the ANC Women’s League has called for his suspension. In a statement issued on Monday night, the ANCWL said it had noted the “disturbing reports” alleging that Mabe had sexually harassed his personal assistant. “The ANCWL condemns sexual harassment and any[…]
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a supporter of feminist causes, on Thursday conceded for the first time that he had apologized in 2000 to a woman who accused him of groping her but insisted he did not feel he had done anything wrong. Trudeau, whose government is working on new[…]
A senior Wits University professor has been fired after the institution’s Gender Equity Office found him guilty of sexual harassment. The professor had been on leave since September 2016 while he was being investigated, after three of his junior female colleagues laid a complaint against him. They colleagues had accused[…]
Western Cape African National Congress (ANC) leader Marius Fransman’s return to politics hangs in the balance after cellphone messages surfaced that appear to contradict his claims that the sexual harassment case against him is part of a plotBut‚ in a statement on Tuesday night‚ Fransman’s lawyer said the politician was[…]
His enemies might be plotting to destroy him – but he is unfazed, Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman told News24 in an exclusive interview. He accepts the nature of politics, especially when “forces” try to take down a leader. Fransman said while he is nowhere near perfect – with[…]
ANC member Philip Dexter on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that he and other party members had set a ‘honey trap’ for Marius Fransman, leading to the party’s Western Cape leader being charged with sexual assault. In a denial posted on his Facebook page, Dexter said: “It has been brought to my[…]
African National Congress Western Cape leader Marius Fransman is adamant that the allegations of sexual harassment against him are nonsense. Speaking at a press conference in Cape Town on Saturday, Fransman said he had nothing to hide and was co-operating fully with the police investigation. He blamed the accusation on[…]
The ANC in the Western Cape will discuss the allegations of sexual harassment against its provincial chairperson, Marius Fransman, at its provincial executive committee (PEC) meeting on Friday. “It was the first time that we were able to sit down and deal with it yesterday [Tuesday],” spokesperson Jabu Mfusi said.[…]
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