Khayelitsha court needs better facilities for rape survivors, report finds

2019-12-11 15:12

About 30 people have held a protest outside the Khayelitsha Magistrate' s Court to demand a better sexual offences court.

Assault trial date set for former SARS boss Tom Moyane

2019-12-11 11:22

Former South African Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane will have to wait until next year to be tried for the alleged assault of the mother of his grandchild.

Boksburg man who allegedly strangled wife to death granted bail

2019-12-10 17:23

Sixteen days of no violence against women and children ended on a sour note for the family of Nhlanhla Mphahlele, 43, after her alleged killer, Mzwandile Mphahlele, 48, was granted bail in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court.

Deputy minister's comments on women being contributors of GBV 'very sad' - gender commission

2019-12-09 20:11

The Commission for Gender Equality has noted with shock Deputy Minister of Social Development Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu's comments on women being contributors of gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide.

A frustrating week at hearings on state of shelters after officials arrive unprepared

2019-12-07 09:44

Officials at the public hearings into the state of shelters have sent the acting director general of the Department of Social Development away, instructing him to prepare himself properly before returning to give them answers.

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.

Man prepares bail application after arrest for killing girlfriend and setting her body alight

2019-12-04 16:16

As South Africa commemorates 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women, a 37-year-old man is preparing his bail application after he was arrested for killing his lover and setting her body alight.

Former MMA fighter arrested for rape and released again, after being turned away from three police stations

2019-12-04 14:32

Confusion surrounds a rape case in which a former mixed martial arts fighter, Patrick Jorge Luindula, stands accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a popular club in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg.

Outrage at violence ahead of man's court appearance for murder of teen, Gomolemo Legae

2019-12-04 10:27

South Africans have reacted with shock and outrage at the violence inflicted on 18-year-old Gomolemo Legae, whose alleged killer is expected to appear in court.

PICS | Foundation honours bright, brave Uyinene

2019-12-01 10:56

The site of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana's violent death, Clareinch Post Office in Cape Town, is to be transformed into a wellness centre.


WATCH | 'We must not let fear stop us': Young women share stories of activism

2019-12-11 14:14

At a United Nations summit in Geneva, young women spoke about child marriage, sexual slavery, indigenous rights, corruption and climate change.

As 16 days of activism comes to end, UN Women, govt and insurance company launch 365 days of activism campaign

2019-12-10 21:41

As 16 days of activism against the rising scourge of gender-based violence and femicide plaguing women and children in South Africa comes to an end, stakeholders say the work will continue with the launch of the 365 days of activism campaign.

OPINION: 2020, a year of diplomatic activism against gender inequality

2019-12-10 14:30

Our countries are facing similar challenges, and we have launched several national initiatives in our efforts to address them. Still, we need to design new policies that are more innovative, more progressive, more ambitious and more comprehensive, writes Aurélien Lechevallier and Ana Luisa Fajer.

Limpopo man arrested for allegedly stabbing, chopping wife to death

2019-12-07 21:31

A Limpopo man has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife, the police said.

Health dept under fire at gender equality commission hearings into state of shelters

2019-12-06 20:42

The national Department of Health has come under fire at public hearings into the state of shelters in the country in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Violence in schools models violence in society - GBV conference hears

2019-12-05 05:22

The growing number of violent incidents in South African schools is merely an effect of violence modelled on various spheres of society, delegates at a regional conference looking into the prevention of violence against women and children has heard.

Gomolemo Legae's alleged killer abandons bail application

2019-12-04 15:45

Karabo Bahurutshe abandoned his bail application due to fears that residents are baying for his blood after Gomolemo Legaewas murdered.

'We raise angry boys' - deputy minister says women also to blame for gender-based violence

2019-12-04 13:42

Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta Ipeleng Bogopane-Zulu says women also contribute to gender-based violence and femicide – a scourge that continues to haunt and kill women and children in South Africa on a daily basis.

Precious Ramabulana murder: Accused has pending case for 'a rape type of charge' - Ramaphosa

2019-12-01 20:25

The man accused of the murder of Limpopo student Precious Ramabulana has a pending case for "a rape type of charge", President Cyril Ramaphosa has revealed.

Ramaphosa to visit family of murdered student Precious Ramabulana

2019-11-30 17:04

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to visit the family and former home of student Precious Ramabulana after she was stabbed to death in Mokomene, Limpopo.

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