Our justice system is failing women

2017-10-22 06:07

The recent news that a judge reduced a man’s jail sentence from life to 20 years on the grounds that he “forced his stepdaughter to have oral sex with him” raises serious concerns about the judiciary’s understanding of the impact of gender-based violence, writes Matokgo Makutoane.

Will you raise your sons to become like Harvey Weinstein? Watch Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik respond

2017-10-18 08:51

When mother of two Mayim was asked about whether or not she would raise her sons in the same way boys have been reared for years, in the same way Harvey Weinstein was probably raised, she made this video in response.

Limpopo teacher arrested for allegedly raping 14-year-old pupil

2017-10-16 10:18

A 51-year-old teacher has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old pupil in a village near Tzaneen, according to Limpopo police.

The ripple effect of rape on SA

2017-10-08 05:43

The attacks on Fezekile Kuzwayo during her rape trial and the persistent abuse of women is tearing the fabric of our society, writes Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

600 people attended the Khwezi book launch - why it matters

2017-09-28 16:13

Fezekile’s story is the story of our country. It poses important questions to us about who we are as a nation and how we treat the most vulnerable in our society, writes Alet Janse van Rensburg.

'Your life will never be the same, but it doesn't have to be bad' - rape survivor

When Lily Reed was brutally gang raped, beaten and robbed by twelve armed men during a house invasion in Malawi, her life changed. Watch for more.

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Editorial: United, we can stop scourge of rape in SA

2017-09-17 06:06

Daily, we are confronted by horrific stories of the rape of women and children. The shocking news sends the country into a frenzy every time another attack is reported.

Brickz awaiting sentencing

2017-09-14 11:11

Brickz had to sell most of his assets to pay legal fees for the three-year-long trial

Rape victims struggle against police flaws

2017-09-08 05:49

A woman who was raped two years ago says her accused has vanished and nothing has happened – an experience shared by many rape victims in South Africa.

‘I was gang raped by 6 men and left for dead’ – A survivor’s story

2017-09-01 12:08

After all this pain I have realized that I am alive, I survived and God had given me a way to turn my pain into a message of hope for other people.


Defence lawyer withdraws from Rene Roman murder, rape case

2017-10-20 12:31

The man accused of murdering and raping 13-year-old Rene Roman does not have any legal representation after his legal aid attorney withdrew from the case, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Yet another rape allegation surfaces at Gauteng school - MEC

2017-10-16 14:57

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says he has received yet another report of rape – this time from a pupil at a Benoni school.

NMU rapist not asked to plead, case postponed

2017-10-09 12:16

A man accused of raping two Nelson Mandela University students last week has made a brief appearance in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court, but was not asked to plead.

Why, a decade on, a book on Zuma's rape trial has finally hit home

2017-10-05 16:17

Will this book provoke the urgently needed attention to violence by the government, the police, the courts? Will people listening ask themselves if they have enabled a culture of rape, asks Shireen Hassim.

WATCH: Power relations and sexual violence tackled in ‘Khwezi’

Author Redi Tlhabi launched her long-awaited book 'Khwezi - The Remarkable Story Of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo' on Wednesday evening. The book tells the story of the late Fezekile Kuzwayo, who accused president Jacob Zuma of rape 10 years ago. Watch.

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Raped by a woman

2017-09-19 14:41

Sipho Nhlengetwa has managed to put behind him the painful experience of being raped and infected with HIV. He’s now focusing on living a positive life

'I would have thrown myself to a lion to protect my daughter'

2017-09-17 05:57

The woman who allegedly killed her nephew and wounded two other men when they were allegedly raping her daughter praises ‘hero’ teen.

Spotlight on rape of girls

2017-09-13 09:58

Government needs to do more to protect girls from being victims of sexual violence

A shoulder to cry on for rape victims

2017-09-04 11:34

Nobesuthu Javu has selflessly given her life to empowering survivors of rape and abuse

Sexual abuse victim opens up after 30 years: ‘I used to hide in the cupboard’

2017-09-01 09:28

For almost 30 years Candy did not talk about her sexual abuse as a child because her parents refused to accept her story. She explains why staying silent seemed easier.

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