Man who allegedly murdered his girlfriend nabbed

2019-10-03 21:10

A man who allegedly murdered his girlfriend on Monday has been arrested, says KwaZulu-Natal police.

Time for talk is over, says Ramaphosa on GBV and xenophobia

2019-09-18 19:56

The government will reallocate R1.1bn in additional funding this financial year to dispel the "dark and heavy shadow" of gender-based violence that has been cast across the country, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced.

Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa to be tested on response to violence

2019-09-17 12:03

Gender-based violence undermines the ANC's social message like few other issues do but also offers a strong political lifeline for Cyril Ramaphosa. Will he take it, asks Daniel Silke.

Getting to know Michelle Mosalakae

2019-09-16 16:20

As a major mover and shaker in the entertainment industry, media personality Michelle Mosalakae shares her story, and how best to deal with issues like femicide in a practical ground level way

CPUT students vow to continue shutdown until campuses are made safer

2019-09-13 17:03

Students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology say they will continue protesting until campuses are made safer.

Woman found murdered in Gugulethu was 24-year-old mother of two

2019-09-11 16:28

The woman whose body was found dumped and beaten next to a primary school in Gugulethu was a 24-year-old mother of two children, according to activist group Ilitha Labantu.

WATCH | #EnoughIsEnough protests intensify in Cape Town CBD as protesters clash with police

Protesting students have taken to the streets of Cape Town again, calling for an end to violence against women and decisive action from the government.

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ANALYSIS: A rare showing of the presidential spine as Ramaphosa refuses to bow to pressure on death penalty

2019-09-05 22:13

It would have been the easy route for President Cyril Ramaphosa to regain some brownie points by heeding the calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty and declaring a state of emergency. Instead, he showed some seldom-displayed presidential backbone and skirted these issues.

Ramaphosa promises harsher sentences and a review into inadequately investigated gender-based violence cases

2019-09-05 20:20

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said harsher sentences, where gender-based violence is concerned will be introduced.

Uyinene murder accused allegedly tried to rape woman in hospital, says Cele as gruesome details emerge

2019-09-05 20:09

The man who confessed to the rape and murder of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana once faced a case, that was later dropped, of chasing down a woman in hospital to rape her, Police Minister Bheki Cele said as he revealed gruesome details about the killing.


My story: ‘The father figures in my life sexually and physically abused me’

2019-09-30 15:10

I believed I was worthy of love and everyone else loved me – why not the father figures in my life?

DA proposes private member's bill to curb gender-based violence

2019-09-17 16:27

The DA plans to introduce a private member's bill it believes will "strengthen the powers granted to courts and the SAPS to provide essential safeguards" to the most vulnerable amid the recent spate of femicide and rape.

Parliament calls for more sensitivity from SAPS around rape cases

2019-09-16 22:44

The South African Police Service (SAPS) needs to be more sensitive when dealing with rape victims, according to Nonhlanhla Ncube-Ndaba, chairperson for the portfolio committee on women, youth and persons with disabilities.

'May my tears not be in vain' - mother of woman found dead in Gugulethu

2019-09-13 20:21

The mother of a 24-year-old woman whose body was found dumped next to a rubble-strewn path at the end of a cul-de-sac in Gugulethu, Cape Town, said she has given those responsible for her daughter's murder "over to God".

Twitter account that 'exposed' alleged rapists suspended

2019-09-12 16:17

The Twitter account @helpsurvivers, which "exposed" men when Twitter users tweeted allegations of rape against them, has been suspended.

Husband accused of killing Angelique Clarke-Abrahams abandons bail application

2019-09-10 17:39

A man accused of killing his wife, Angelique Clarke-Abrahams, has abandoned his bail application for now, the National Prosecuting Authority has confirmed.

SABC apologises to Ramaphosa for pre-recorded address blunder

2019-09-05 22:34

The SABC has apologised to President Cyril Ramaphosa for flighting a pre-recorded message that included a re-take of his address to the nation on Thursday evening.

'No,no, no,' for death penalty, says Angie Motshekga

2019-09-05 21:12

Reinstating the death penalty? No, no, no, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Vice-chancellors at 26 universities call for meeting with Ramaphosa over gender-based violence

2019-09-05 20:18

Vice-Chancellors at all 26 universities have called for a meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa to discuss the scourge of gender-based violence.

Five more arrested, police officer injured during #EnoughIsEnough protests

2019-09-05 18:40

Five more people were arrested during the groundswell of demonstrations in Cape Town's CBD against the killing and raping of women and girls.

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