'What is it that I was helped with?' Abuse survivors share stories of neglect at shelters

2019-08-20 10:10

News24 takes a look at some of the problems abused women face at shelters meant to provide refuge.

#BabesWodumo: We shouldn't ask 'Why didn't she leave?' but 'Why didn't he stop?' – gender violence specialist

2019-03-05 07:36

While the video of Babes Wodumo being attacked by her partner has sparked outrage, the perennial question - "Why didn't she leave?" - has been asked by many.

Man guilty of girlfriend's rape at rave facing life in prison

2018-11-19 16:47

A man facing life in prison for the rape of his girlfriend at a rave in Paarl has told the Western Cape High Court that he took drugs for first time on the night of her death.

#GBVSummit: 'We hear you and we will not fail you' – Ramaphosa tells delegates

2018-11-01 15:42

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured delegates at a summit against gender-based violence and femicide that a revised action plan to address the scourge will be launched in 2019.

Man in French street slap video gets jail sentence

2018-10-05 05:49

A French man caught on camera slapping a young woman on a Paris street after she berated him for making lewd comments has been given a six-month custodial sentence.

More than 700 arrested in Brazil over femicide

2018-08-25 07:37

More than 700 people accused of committing or planning murders - in large part against women - have been arrested in a coordinated sweep across Brazil.

Girl, 4, recalls dad shooting mom before turning gun on himself

2018-08-14 11:42

Nthabiseng Mofokeng was shot and killed by her boyfriend, Johannes Thanyne, in front of their four-year-old daughter in Moletsane, Soweto.

Rhodes University issues notice to suspend Khensani Maseko's alleged rapist

2018-08-06 19:38

Rhodes University has issued a notice to suspend 23-year-old Khensani Maseko's alleged rapist, it said in a statement.

South Africa reacts to convicted rapist Brickz's name in kwaito awards lineup

2018-08-03 17:06

The #NotInMyNameSA movement says it is disappointed that convicted rapist Sipho "Brickz" Ndlovu is to perform at the Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards at Soweto Theatre.

Deputy police minister lets loose on Arthur Mafokate, ‘blessers’ during #100Men march

2018-07-12 17:59

Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi has let loose on kwaito star Arthur Mafokate at the 100 Men March in Cape Town.


Dlamini wants legislation overhaul to address domestic violence

2019-03-16 07:22

Minister in the Presidency for Women Bathabile Dlamini wants an overhaul of criminal justice legislation that could lead to domestic violence being categorised as a separate crime category.

Babes Wodumo has opened an assault case, family confirms

2019-03-04 18:22

The family of Bongekile 'Babes Wodumo' Simelane has confirmed that the artist has opened a case of assault against her partner Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo.

Father who 'slaughtered his children like animals' gets life in prison, after appealing initial sentence

2018-11-05 15:17

The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein has increased the sentence handed down to a father who killed his four children in order to spite his wife for having an extra-marital affair and for rejecting him.

Activists plead with Ramaphosa to release woman who killed abusive husband

2018-11-01 13:14

Civil Society groups have pleaded with President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha to release Martha Marumo who is serving a life sentence at Kgosi Mampuru Prison for killing her abusive husband.

How Carling Black Label reached more than 45 million people worldwide to fight violence against women

2018-09-07 12:54

The #NoExcuse campaign's crowning event was when women performed a rendition of the well-known “Mas’hambe Nono” song during the Soweto Derby in March.

Student leader allegedly assaults girlfriend on UFS campus

2018-08-23 17:55

The University of the Free State says it is investigating after a student leader allegedly assaulted his girlfriend on campus.

Rhodes University student leaders invited to Parliament following Khensani Maseko's death

2018-08-10 16:56

Following the death of 23-year-old Khensani Maseko, Parliament has invited Rhodes University student leaders to attend the Portfolio Committee on Police hearings on gender-based violence and the Domestic Violence Act.

PowerFM boss Given Mkhari, wife assault matters withdrawn – NPA

2018-08-03 17:33

Court matters against PowerFM boss Given Mkhari and his wife Ipeleng have been withdrawn in the Randburg Magistrate's Court, says the National Prosecuting Authority.

KZN man, who raped biological mother twice, gets 22 years in jail

2018-07-12 19:48

A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to 22 years in jail for raping his biological mother, say KwaZulu-Natal police.

WATCH: Ramaphosa laments cruelty and brutality SA women endure

President Cyril Ramaphosa has lamented the "shame" of brutality by South African men against women. Watch.

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