Man gets 2 life terms for rape, murder of colleague and stuffing her body in shaft

2020-03-04 15:55

The man who raped and murdered a woman in a government building in Tshwane in 2017 and disposed of her body in a shaft, is sentenced to two double life sentences in Pretoria.

Bathabile Dlamini calls for 'chemical castration' of rapists

2020-01-27 05:34

ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini says "there must be chemical castration for those found guilty of rape".

OPINION: Being a student in SA means fighting the State, trying not to get murdered

2019-12-05 06:01

As we enter into festive mode and get ready for a season with our families, I’m reminded that some families will sit and recoup this December without a son, daughter, cousin, niece, nephew, brother or sister, writes Kamva Somdyala.

From apathy to outrage - the rise against sexist violence in SA

2019-11-19 20:00

For years, South Africa's awful reputation for the murder and rape of women had gone unchallenged by many of its citizens. Eventually, it all became too much and a national campaign for change took hold.

'Justice must be swift' - Life terms for Uyinene Mrwetyana's killer welcomed

2019-11-15 18:40

The three life terms handed to Luyanda Botha after he pleaded guilty to raping and murdering UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana has been welcomed by many in civil society.

OPINION: We need same determination that beat apartheid to end GBV

2019-10-23 18:00

Would apartheid have collapsed without all races joining hands? Violence against women will eventually be conquered by common cause between women and men, writes Punki Modise.

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".


Nearly half of the 101 sex workers who died in SA in 2018 and 2019 were murdered

2020-03-04 06:04

The Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce says that nearly half of the 101 sex workers who died in SA in 2018 and 2019, were murdered.

Woman who was shot and dumped on highway near Pinetown dies in hospital

2020-01-21 19:14

A 30-year-old woman who was shot multiple times inside a vehicle and then dumped in the middle of the M7 highway near Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal has died.

Women killed by their partners: confronting the horror

2019-11-19 22:00

One woman is killed in France every three days by their partner or ex-partner, while marital violence affects 220 000 Frenchwomen every year.

WATCH | Luyanda Botha pleads guilty to the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana

2019-11-15 21:21

Former South Africa Post Office worker Luyanda Botha was handed three life sentences for the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana in the Western Cape High Court. Watch as Botha pleads guilty here.

Family to officially launch Uyinene Mrwetyana Foundation, with special message from Meghan Markle expected

2019-11-15 17:12

The family of slain 19-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana will launch a foundation in her name at the end of the month, they announced after her rapist and killer, Luyanda Botha, was sentenced to life.

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.

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