sexual offences

Contact crime on the increase in South Africa

Contact crimes including murder, robbery and sexual offences have increased by 0.7% in the country, according to the 2019/2020 crime statistics. The stats were released by Police Minister Bheki Cele and top brass from the SAPS on Friday morning in Pretoria. The murder rate has increased with 303 cases, to[…]

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DNA profiling system to help with sexual offences

The University of the Western Cape is launching a new DNA profiling system to help with sexual offences. The new DNA kit targets will help in sexual offence cases, a crime that is plaguing South Africa. The kit targets DNA that is only carried by men – the Y-Chromosome. Head[…]

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Group approaches High Court to change sexual abuse law

Non-profit organisation Women and Men against Child Abuse is on Monday expected to approach the High Court in Johannesburg in an effort to change the law to ensure that the legal system acknowledges the seriousness of all sexual violence cases, regardless of the elapsed time since the offence. It said[…]

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DoJ takes on sexual offences during 16 Days of Activism

The Western Cape Department of Justice (DoJ) aims to bring about greater awareness to the issue of sexual assault, by promoting the reintroduction of special courts that solely address such sexual offences. The move, in line with the 16 Days of Activism for violence against women and children, comes amidst[…]

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