Justice Ministry says review of GBV legislation is prepared, but activists not happy

2020-02-15 10:41

The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services confirms that a review of the Domestic Violence Act and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act is prepared.

Two accused of murdering Jesse Hess, grandfather threaten legal action over DNA delays

2020-02-12 13:57

The two men accused of murdering Cape Town student Jesse Hess and her grandfather Chris Lategan demand proof that they are linked to the murders, otherwise they will institute civil action, court hears.

Another TVET college student found murdered in Limpopo

2020-02-11 11:12

Another TVET college student has been murdered in Limpopo, and police are hunting for a man they believe can assist in the investigation.

Man takes his life after killing his girlfriend and raping her friend

2020-01-31 18:00

Limpopo police are investigating a case in which a 37-year-old man killed his girlfriend, raped her friend and then took his own life.

Germiston school under fire after failing to act when grandmother reported murdered granddaughter missing

2020-01-27 16:20

Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has given the management of Graceland Education Centre a deadline to explain what transpired when Grade 9 pupil Laticia Princes Jansen went missing. Her body has since bee found.

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".

First arrest puts marital rape in spotlight in Eswatini

2020-01-17 11:52

The southern African kingdom of Eswatini is ramping up rights for married women, enforcing the charge of rape against offending husbands - a taboo in conservative Swati society.

Father appears in court after Swellendam toddler stabbed to death in fight with mom

2020-01-14 13:25

A 33-year-old man has appeared in the Swellendam Magistrate's Court after he allegedly stabbed his 16-month-old daughter to death during a fight with the mother of his child in Buffeljagsrivier near Swellendam.

'Pig! You are evil!' - angry outbursts as parolee appears in rape, murder of Michaela Williams

2020-01-13 17:37

Angry family and friends hear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court that the man accused of the rape and murder of 12-year-old Michaela Williams in Cape Town was on parole after serving time for an attack on another child.

UCT urges staff and students to report GBV allegations internally, not on social media

2020-01-10 12:39

The University of Cape Town has urged staff and students to report allegations of gender-based violence and femicide internally instead of naming and shaming people on social media.


Librarian's body found bound inside creche, police hunt male suspect

2020-02-12 20:25

Western Cape police are looking for a man who could be linked to the murder of 22-year-old Clodine Nuys, a librarian whose body was found tied up outside Groot Brak River.

UPDATE: Man arrested for allegedly murdering TVET college student in Limpopo

2020-02-11 14:07

A man is arrested for allegedly killing a college student in Lephalale, Limpopo police say

Ramaphosa proclaims legislation to establish Sexual Offences Courts

2020-02-06 15:31

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law legislation that will provide for Sexual Offences Courts to bring relief and justice to survivors of gender-based violence.

9 men who went on a violent 8-month crime spree in Gauteng sentenced to life

2020-01-29 21:52

The men raped, murdered, kidnapped and robbed unsuspecting women during this time, and were convicted on 53 counts.

Distraught Meghan Cremer’s mother looks on as murder accused blow kisses, wave at supporters in court

2020-01-27 14:25

Meghan Cremer’s mother Jill squeezed activist Venetia Orgill’s hand as the three men accused of being involved in her daughter’s kidnapping and murder appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court.

Landisa: Growing up queer in Kimberley, and why I’m scared of being gay

2020-01-24 09:24

So there are moments where you just read about all these hate crimes. There is another non-South African queer person who was attacked in Cape Town just a week ago. And you think about: Am I next, asks Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane.

How this academic got a sexist 4x4 radio advert banned

2020-01-16 14:50

On an ordinary day in Johannesburg, listening to the news on the radio, I heard an advertisement that made me stop short.

WATCH | Bring back death penalty, residents demand after murder of Michaela Williams

2020-01-13 22:19

Angry residents outside the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Monday expressed their disgust that the suspect in the Michaela Williams case is a convicted rapist who was released on parole in 2018.

Hawks rescue nine women, 14-year-old girl from alleged brothel in Bloemfontein

2020-01-13 09:21

The Hawks have rescued nine women and a 14-year-old girl from a flat in Nelson Mandela Drive, Bloemfontein, where they were 'under the command' of a 27-year-old man.

Transgender activist Nare Mphela found murdered, boyfriend questioned

2020-01-09 21:23

Limpopo police are investigating the death of transgender activist Nare Mphela, whose decomposing body was found in a rented room outside Mokopane on Sunday.

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