ARTICLES RELATING TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

95 gender-based violence arrests during province-wide operation

2020-04-04 10:44

The operation across Gauteng saw detective raids and the tracing of wanted suspects that resulted in 572 arrests. Of these, 95 were for gender-based violence.

Our system failed Tazne, says Bheki Cele at young murder victim's funeral

2020-02-29 18:31

The criminal justice system failed murdered Tazne van Wyk, police minister Bheki Cele has said at her funeral.

107 people arrested for gender-based violence and crimes against children in Gauteng

2020-02-21 16:48

Just days after a public outcry over claims and counter-claims of gender-based violence were made in Parliament, Gauteng police have arrested more than 100 people for gender-based violence and crimes against children.

Stella hostel murders: Xander Bylsma found guilty of strangling ex and her friend

2020-02-18 07:56

Xander Bylsma has been found guilty of the murder of Marna Engelbrecht, 17, and Sharnelle Hough 16.

Stellenbosch University temporarily bans alcohol in residences

2020-01-29 06:42

Stellenbosch University has temporarily banned alcohol in residences and university houses in a bid to combat alcohol abuse among students and gender-based violence.

OPINION: Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

2020-01-23 09:04

Parents, community leaders, religious leaders and leadership in the workplace should promote instilling the values of human dignity, equality and respect in young men and boys, and society at large, writes Phumla Williams.

#EnoughIsEnough: Anti-abuse pilot programme to launch in Diepsloot

2019-12-11 11:18

A pilot programme aimed at fighting the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide is expected to launch in Diepsloot – a suburb which has had one of the highest rates of violence against women in South Africa.

Healthy baby boy for Cape Town Shoprite cashier who was assaulted while pregnant

2019-11-21 14:42

Shoprite cashier Zimkhitha Xhalabile, who was asaulted at her till by a male customer, has given birth to a healthy baby boy.

Woman's body found on rubbish dump in Cape Town

2019-11-06 14:20

The body of a woman between the ages of 25 to 35 has been thrown onto a rubbish dump in Cape Town's Blikkesdorp, Western Cape police have announced.

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.

 

North West serial rapist gets eight life sentences, plus 25 years in jail

2020-02-29 19:30

A North West man gets eight life sentences and 25 years for luring victims by pretending to keep them safe at night while they were on their way home.

Mandy Wiener: How the criminal justice system failed Tazne

2020-02-25 06:02

It's evident that authorities released him into society before he should have been and that once he was released, they lost track of his whereabouts, writes Mandy Wiener.

Boy Mamabolo apologises to Malemas: 'I was wrong'

2020-02-21 06:48

ANC MP Boy Mamabolo has apologised to EFF leader Julius Malema and his wife Mantoa for his claim made during the State of the Nation Address (SONA), in which he claimed that Malema had beaten his wife.

Father sentenced to life for raping young daughters, mother also jailed

2020-02-01 10:09

The parents of two young girls, aged 5 and 6, who were raped by their father, were sentenced in the Pretoria Regional Court.

Police team awarded for cracking Uyinene Mrwetyana case

2020-01-27 13:13

A police team has been recognised for cracking the investigation into the disappearance of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana and tracking down her rapist and killer, Luyanda Botha.

'For far too long rape has been used as a tool to relegate the women of this country' - ConCourt

2019-12-11 15:56

Two rapists who went on a rampage, raping women in a suburb of Tembisa in Gauteng 21 years ago, have lost a Constitutional Court bid to change the law so that the doctrine of common purpose does not apply to rape cases.

OPINION: Enabling gender healing in a multiply-wounded society

2019-11-25 09:14

We cannot only talk, write about and perhaps analyse the challenges we sit with endlessly; we need to get our bodies into doing the work, write Laurie Gaum and Desireé English.

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WATCH | Luyanda Botha pleads guilty, sentenced to life for Uyinene Mrwetyana rape, murder

The prosecution will be relying on the testimony of 16 State witnesses in its bid to prove its case against Luyanda Botha for the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana. Watch Friday's proceedings, live from the Cape Town High Court here.

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OPINION: Preventing violence is a priority – and it's possible

2019-10-24 16:30

Far too much money and effort are invested in responding to violence after it occurs, and managing its tragic consequences in a deeply damaged society. Prevention is a much better strategy, write Chandre Gould and Nwabisa Shai.

What can be done to reduce gender-based violence?

2019-10-07 20:29

Limpopo-based non-profit organisations (NPOs) share solutions to lessen the alarming statistics in Vhembe.

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