AS IT HAPPENED | #SandtonShutdown: BLSA supports the idea of a tax to fight gender violence

2019-09-13 08:10

Groups have marched in Sandton to protest gender-based violence.

Courtesy of the SABC

People protest gender violence.

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Last Updated at 17:48
13 Sep 12:36
Motorists are asked to avoid Rivonia Road

13 Sep 12:35
Traffic flow has been disrupted, says the JMPD

13 Sep 12:33
Newton-King commits to have a meeting within seven days

13 Sep 12:32

Newton-King tells ENCA she will take the memorandum back to business to investigate what could be done to make a difference.  

However, a 2% tax is not probable, she says

13 Sep 12:28
JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King will consult with companies on the JSE about the proposed tax, reports Power98.7

13 Sep 12:27

Women are trying to keep up energy levels, reports Power98.7  

Negotiations with the JSE over funding has deadlocked  

13 Sep 12:25

13 Sep 12:23
We still live in a patriarchal society, says BLSA

13 Sep 12:22

We can definitely explore the issue of a tax, says BLSA.

Protesters have demanded a 2% levy on JSE listed companies to help in the fight against gender violence

13 Sep 12:20
Business Leadership South Africa supports the fight against gender violence

13 Sep 12:14
Substance abuse is at the root of violence, an activist tells ENCA

13 Sep 12:12
We need to talk about substance abuse, an activist tells ENCA

13 Sep 11:08

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13 Sep 11:06
JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King leaves protest amid heckling

13 Sep 11:04

"I hear you loudly and I hear you clearly," JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King tells protesters  

"This is your team and you need to control them," she tells organisers and crowd chants

13 Sep 10:57
It's shameful that girls and women cannot be safe in their own homes, schools, and work places, says Newton-King

13 Sep 10:55

JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King speaks to protesters  

"I salute you all for coming to Sandton."

13 Sep 10:53
CEO of the JSE receives memorandum of demands

13 Sep 10:51
Activists demand that the CCMA mechanism for sexual assault is reviewed

13 Sep 10:49
"We want money! Fund the fight!" chant activists

13 Sep 10:48
Activists demand transport for women who work nights

13 Sep 10:47
"Why is corporate silent?" chants activist

13 Sep 10:45
Protesters demand decisive action from government on gender based violence

13 Sep 10:31
Rape in the 2018/2019 crime stats increased by 3.9%, sexual assault up 9.6%

13 Sep 10:21
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called off his trip to the 74th meeting of the UN General Assembly to deal with the protest against gender based violence, reports ENCA

13 Sep 10:19

13 Sep 10:18
Protesters demand that every institution of higher learning has a dedicated independent office to deal with gender based violence

13 Sep 10:12

Police probe social media posts accusing men of rape, after threats made

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Brooklyn, Pretoria is investigating social media accounts which have tweeted rape allegations against men. In some cases, threats have been made against the men.

13 Sep 10:07

13 Sep 10:06
We are all affected by gender based violence, says protesters at the Sandton protest

13 Sep 10:03
Protesters say they want corporate South Africa to take some accountability for gender violence

13 Sep 09:59
Protests chant: "We will not be next."

13 Sep 09:58
Activists address supporters at the gender protest in Sandton

13 Sep 09:45
A lot of men feel their egos are being destroyed, and they take that out on women, the Centre for Communication Impact representative tells SAfm

13 Sep 09:44
Centre for Communication Impact representative tells SAfm that female executives in companies should get the same respect as males.

13 Sep 09:38
People have been taking action against gender based violence, an representative tells SAfm

13 Sep 09:36 representative tells SAfm that everywhere we are, we should be mobilising

13 Sep 09:33

13 Sep 09:22
Listener tells SAfm that even if the marches and social media posts don't achieve much, it's better than doing nothing at all

13 Sep 09:19
JMPD officers are managing the protesters

13 Sep 09:17
There have been no major traffic jams as a result of the protest, reports SABC News

13 Sep 09:15
Activist tells SABC News that the mock crime scene represents what women have to go through because of gender based violence

13 Sep 09:14
Government should implement policies to protect women, activist tells SABC News

13 Sep 09:12
Activist tells SABC News businesses should help women survive gender violence

13 Sep 09:10
SABC News reports that there was no business as usual at the JSE

13 Sep 09:08
Women should feel safe, protesters tell ENCA

13 Sep 09:06
Protesters tell ENCA that they are at the protest to show solidarity

13 Sep 09:05

13 Sep 08:46
Protesters have descended on Sandton to protest gender based violence

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