ARTICLES RELATING TO GENDER VIOLENCE

Palesa Madiba's alleged killer to go on trial in April

2020-03-05 13:36

The trial of the man believed to be behind the murder of University of Johannesburg (UJ) student Palesa Madiba will commence in April, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed.

EC man expected in court for killing 16-year-old family member and hiding body

2019-12-28 12:56

A 41-year-old man is expected in court for allegedly killing and hiding the body of his 16-year-old female relative.

Boyfriend arrested for allegedly killing, burning missing 17-year-old girlfriend with tyres

2019-11-15 07:52

The boyfriend of a 17-year-old girl who went missing on November 8 has appeared before the Boschfontein Periodical Court in Mpumalanga for her murder.

Life sentence for man who raped mentally challenged stepdaughter

2019-10-31 14:44

A 60-year-old man convicted of raping and sexually grooming his mentally challenged stepdaughter has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

'When we hear our neighbours screaming, we have an obligation' - sexual violence forum hears

2019-10-23 15:23

At a plenary discussion of the 2019 Sexual Violence Research Institute Forum in Cape Town , the need to invest in research to better understand gender-based violence in a global context has been discussed.

Outrage over painting by man jailed for brutally kicking a sex worker to death

2019-10-04 19:58

The University of Pretoria has come under fire for displaying a painting by a man jailed for kicking a sex worker to death, with outrage brimming in one of the world's most dangerous countries for women.

Total Shutdown movement takes to Cape Town streets again

2019-09-25 11:18

Several roads in and around Cape Town have been reopened after they were closed due to protest action which the #TotalShutdown movement organised.

KZN teacher arrested for allegedly raping and tricking 13-year-old into taking abortion pills

2019-09-18 12:36

A KwaZulu-Natal teacher who had sex with a teenage pupil and then tricked her into taking abortion pills after discovering her pregnancy has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.

WATCH | 'This situation won't change until we as men change' - Gender-based violence protesters shut down Sandton

2019-09-13 15:29

Protesters took to the streets outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in Sandton to stand up against gender-based violence. Watch.

OPINION: SA is making headlines worldwide, and not in a good way

2019-09-11 15:53

The terrible combination of gender-based violence and xenophobia has become an international story. South Africa is trending around Africa and around the world, and not in a good way, writes Howard Feldman.

 

Family never suspected anything was amiss in murdered intern doctor's relationship

2020-01-22 14:53

The relatives of a 25-year-old intern doctor found murdered in her room at Mankweng Hospital in Limpopo, are still trying to connect the dots over her killing, allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend.

Mossel Bay matric pupil appears in court after girl's rape allegedly caught on video

2019-11-20 16:16

A Grade 11 pupil at a Mossel Bay school has received private counselling after she reported that a fellow pupil had raped her, according to authorities. A video of the incident has apparently been distributed.

Court dismisses man's appeal of life sentence for raping daughter over 7 years

2019-11-13 05:24

The Western Cape High Court has dismissed a West Coast man's appeal of his life sentence for raping his daughter countless times over a period of seven years.

Hewitt rape survivor on parole decision: 'It's amazing to be heard'

2019-10-25 21:33

One of the rape survivors of former tennis star Bob Hewitt says she is "extremely grateful" after his parole was set aside.

Outrage over 'sickening' burger ad where woman is punched in the face

2019-10-09 14:35

Belgium's advertising regulator says it has clocked up hundreds of complaints over a viral hamburger ad showing a comic-book version of a man punching a woman for handing him the wrong sandwich.

Woman's body found in bush near Amanzimtoti

2019-09-25 12:38

Yet another woman has been found murdered - this time in a bush in Umbogintwini, near Amanzimtoti, south of Durban.

WATCH | Gender-based violence protesters march in Cape Town, despite rain

2019-09-21 14:01

On the heels of recent protests against gender-based violence, men women, and children gathered again in Cape Town and marched against femicide. Watch.

WATCH | Cape Town mayor calls on men to take stand against gender-based violence

2019-09-13 16:07

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato has called on men to stand up against gender-based violence and child abuse.

Crime Stats: Murder of women down by 5.4%, but child murders increase in 2018/19

2019-09-12 11:10

The number of women murdered in the 2018/19 financial year in South African decreased, but the number of children murdered increased, Police Minister Bheki Cele has told MPs.

OPINION: Are we so desensitised that we think it's OK for girls to be brutalised for protesting against brutality

2019-09-11 06:07

News24's deputy video editor Aletta Harrison covered the protests against gender violence in Cape Town last week, and writes about her shock when she realised how state machinery is used against those who need the state's protection.

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