Our children growing up in violence, leads to a violent future

2017-12-05 12:38

There are about 18.5 million children in South Africa. A recent report estimates that between 20% – 34% of them experience some form of contact violence before the age of 18, writes Carolin Gomulia.

Violence in schools is a public health risk

2017-12-03 06:01

For a few weeks in August, I was haunted by a video showing a girl in a blue school uniform being hit to the floor and then kicked in the back and in the head, writes Panyaza Lesufi.

The state of violence against women

2017-11-26 06:13

What does a perpetrator of violence against women look like, asks Nonhlanhla Sibanda-Moyo.

Responsibility: Mdu Masilela failed to take it

2017-10-29 00:00

Mdu Masilela sees no reason to apologise to the woman he is accused of beating. Instead, his statement could be interpreted as an attempt to justify his reaction, writes Dumisane Lubisi.

Our justice system is failing women

2017-10-22 06:07

The recent news that a judge reduced a man’s jail sentence from life to 20 years on the grounds that he “forced his stepdaughter to have oral sex with him” raises serious concerns about the judiciary’s understanding of the impact of gender-based violence, writes Matokgo Makutoane.

America's gun obsession (maybe) explained

2017-10-08 05:49

The country’s Constitution protects the ‘right of the people to keep and bear arms’, but this needs to change.

Time to deploy the military in Philippi?

2017-10-02 08:33

As political squabbles about who should police the Western Cape continues, communities are losing hope that the SAPS will ever get the violence under control, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Schools turning into violent playgrounds

2017-09-19 10:14

Education MEC warns of tough action as clashes get out of hand.

Chaos breaks out in Kleinmond over cleaning tender

2017-08-28 18:04

A few hundred people, who were apparently disgruntled over the awarding of a cleaning tender by the Overstrand municipality, ran riot in the streets of Kleinmond.

Are depressed teens more prone to violence?

2017-08-24 12:58

A new study has shown the importance of early, efficient treatment for teens suffering from depression.


Why we kill our women

2017-12-03 06:01

Poverty plays a large role in tempting black men to kill for others, writes Mbuyiselo Botha.

Fine-tuning a progressive act

2017-11-26 06:13

Laws related to sexual crimes have come a long way since the 1927 Immorality Act, which prohibited sex between ‘Europeans’ and ‘natives’. Michelle Solomon examines the successes and shortcomings of the current Sexual Offences Act.

It's up to all of us

2017-11-05 06:13

Imagine a world in which men did not hold patriarchal views against women; a world in which sexual harassment or male aggression was not normalised and women were not objectified, writes Selby Xinwa.

We can’t sit by and do nothing

2017-10-28 18:35

Violence, as a cancer in South African society, seems to have metastasised. It is attacking the very soul of our humanity, writes Zipho Siwa.

When love turns to poison

2017-10-22 06:07

Young Eastern Cape novelist Chwayita Ngamlana’s debut work, If I Stay Right Here, is a window into a passionate relationship between two characters called Shay and Sip that turns sour. And it’s based on her own life, discovers Phelokazi Mbude.

How to end the destruction of public property

2017-10-08 05:43

The war on public property can be stopped, write Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa and Jeffrey Sehume.

When violence runs (in) the family

2017-10-01 06:02

What does “balepa” (family) mean? To me, it means love, kindness, structure, support, closeness… yet for many it means hurt, fights, rape, violence and killing, writes Tsamme wa ka Mfundisi.

Dozens killed after DRC soldiers open fire on Burundi refugees

The Democratic Republic of Congo government has opened an inquiry, after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens. Watch for more.

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Nelson Mandela Bay and Cape Town named SA's most violent cities

The State of Urban Safety released its second report focused on the state of crime and violence in South Africa’s nine urban settings.

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Women abuse still rife

2017-08-21 14:32

Call to take stiff action against perpetrators of violence

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