ARTICLES RELATING TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Stellenbosch University temporarily bans alcohol in residences

2020-01-29 06:42

Stellenbosch University has temporarily banned alcohol in university residences and private student accommodation 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.

Johannesburg youth call for interventions against gender-based violence

2019-09-28 14:57

The Johannesburg Student Council Alumni Network have handed over a memorandum to the City of Johannesburg, requesting interventions.

The Eastern Cape village where women can't afford to report rape

2019-09-23 11:12

Sihle* did not report her attempted rape to police for three days because she could not afford to get to the nearest police station, 120km away.

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.

WATCH: Local teen brilliantly explains what is wrong with South African society today

2019-09-12 08:58

The current crisis of gender-based violence we face in South Africa today has inspired one teen to take a stand, sharing his frustrations with his peers and society in general in this insightful 10-minute video.

 

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.

Melanie Verwoerd: Biggy going big is no laughing matter

2019-09-25 07:00

If we truly want to put a stop to gender-based violence, we need to fight every little bit of patriarchy that humiliates, insults, objectifies and minimises the status, agency, and worth of women, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Pandor to address 'terrible' gender-based violence at UN General Assembly

2019-09-23 10:34

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor says gender equality and gender-based violence are some of the issues she will be addressing in the UN General Assembly in New York.

Ramaphosa to consult Parliament on new approaches to tackle GBV

2019-09-13 22:18

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for a joint sitting of Parliament as well as the National Council of Provinces to deliberate new approaches to combat gender-based violence.

OPINION: Staying sane in a country that's gone crazy

2019-09-10 14:17

Brand SA has, true to form, delivered a particularly challenging week to all of us who live here. So what now, asks Susan Erasmus.

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