Women suffering 'more intensive injuries' than before - SA struggles with surge of gender-based violence

2019-09-19 12:27

The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children in Cape Town can take up to 120 women at a time with their children – and they are usually at full capacity.

Rape, abuse and murder: SA's women are under siege, says Ramaphosa as Parliament unites to tackle GBV

2019-09-18 22:02

President Cyril Ramaphosa did not encounter much resistance from MPs on Wednesday at a joint sitting of Parliament, where he outlined some of his administration's attitude and new approaches to combat gender-based violence in the country.

Ramaphosa's urgent sitting in Parliament to focus on femicide, gender-based violence

2019-09-18 05:32

Focus the attention of MPs and the nation at large on the crisis of gender-based violence and femicide - this is the purpose of the urgent sitting of both houses of Parliament which President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for.

Ramaphosa calls on men to speak out on crimes against women: 'It is the men who rape, it is the men who kill'

2019-09-16 22:23

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa should aim to create a society in which women feel safe and enjoy rights as men do.

Crime stats show that situation is 'quite bad' - Ramaphosa

2019-09-15 18:55

The latest crime statistics show that the situation in South Africa is "quite bad", President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Lamola opens new sexual offences court in Limpopo

2019-09-13 22:31

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has inaugurated the opening of a new sexual offences court in Sibasa, Limpopo.

'I write with a sense of shame': Kieswetter's letter to SARS staff about gender-based violence

2019-09-13 19:10

SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter sent staff the following letter in response to gender-based violence, and violence in general, in SA.

#SandtonShutdown: Here are the demands

2019-09-13 14:31

Protesters taking part in the #SandtonShutdown march against gender-based violence have handed over a memorandum to Johannesburg Stock Exchange CEO Nicky Newton-King.

WATCH | 'Khwezi! Khwezi!': ANCWL's Bathabile Dlamini heckled at #ShutDownSandton protest

2019-09-13 09:06

ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini faced a hostile crowd as she and league members arrived at the #ShutDownSandton protest march at the JSE in Johannesburg.

Allegations 'without merit', DJ Fresh dismisses sexual assault accusations

2019-09-10 17:29

DJ Fresh has dismissed the allegations made in the now-deleted Twitter thread, calling the accusations "reckless".


Ramaphosa's 5-point emergency plan to tackle gender-based violence

2019-09-19 06:32

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a five-point emergency plan to put a halt to gender-based violence during an extraordinary joint sitting of Parliament.

Time for talk is over, says Ramaphosa on GBV and xenophobia

2019-09-18 19:56

The government will reallocate R1.1bn in additional funding this financial year to dispel the "dark and heavy shadow" of gender-based violence that has been cast across the country, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced.

DA proposes private member's bill to curb gender-based violence

2019-09-17 16:27

The DA plans to introduce a private member's bill it believes will "strengthen the powers granted to courts and the SAPS to provide essential safeguards" to the most vulnerable amid the recent spate of femicide and rape.

WATCH | 'I will be the man people run to, not run from' - high school boys make moving pledge written by Gauteng teacher

2019-09-16 19:04

As South Africa grapples with its gender-based violence crisis, design and art teacher Wayne Tewson has taken the liberty of writing a pledge for the boys of Bracken High School in Alberton, Ekurhuleni. Watch.

Lawyers for Human Rights: Overhaul of sexual offences registry will not work

2019-09-14 13:54

The focus on the dangerously high rates of violence against women and children in South Africa has compelled South Africans to call of the president and government to take stronger action, specifically regarding the national registry of sexual offenders (NRSO).

Katlehong residents demand more from Ramaphosa: 'He didn't show us enough. We want more'

2019-09-13 21:13

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all South Africans, especially South African men, to stand up against gender-based violence and xenophobia.

WATCH | #SandtonShutdown protesters bring traffic around Nelson Mandela Square to a halt

2019-09-13 16:47

A small group of #SandtonShutdown protesters temporarily blocked intersections near Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg. Watch.

Bathabile Dlamini snubs News24 at #SandtonShutdown march

2019-09-13 13:13

ANC Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini has refused to speak to News24 at the #SandtonShutdown protest outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Ramaphosa to miss UN meeting 'to concentrate on critical issues in the country'

2019-09-12 16:35

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor will lead the South African delegation to the 74th meeting of the General Assembly.

Wits students join country wide march against gender-based violence

2019-09-09 18:29

Hundreds of University of the Witwatersrand students, led by women, took to the streets to protest against the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide.

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