Ramaphosa's plans aren't enough to adequately tackle violent crime

2019-02-13 09:15

President Ramaphosa's robust plans for the economy have the potential for reducing violent crime in the future. But existing levels of violent crime can severely undermine his efforts, writes Guy Lamb.

SA ranks 15th out of 40 countries for anti-sexual abuse measures - study

2019-01-19 09:30

South Africa has ranked 15th out of 40 countries for its measures to protect children against sexual abuse and exploitation, according to a new index developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Marching to break the cycle of violence in Eastern Cape

2018-11-23 12:51

Infuriated by high crime, Flagstaff residents took to the streets, marching and holding up billboards calling on people to stop the violence against women and children.

WATCH: Witness recounts California bar shooting

2018-11-08 22:10

Witness recounts California bar shooting during which a gunman killed 12 people, including a police officer.

6 questions answered about gun ownership

2018-10-22 16:32

Last week gun owners' associations were up in arms over a draft bill on gun licences which proposes taking away self-defence as a reason to own a gun. Jackie Nagtegaal answers six questions about gun ownership in South Africa.

More evidence video games may trigger aggression in kids

2018-10-02 08:07

The authors of a new review says their results show a 'reliable' link between violent video games and aggression in children, but others contend that at most, the findings show the influence of video games is minor.

Lack of justice adds to women's trauma

2018-08-19 09:36

Lack of synergy between what the Constitution demands and what the law provides leaves women vulnerable, writes Zonke Majodina.

Do men truly understand the results of women abuse?

2018-08-12 06:05

It is believed that a woman was created out of a man’s rib as a gift to him. This is how humanity was created, writes Muano Liphadzi.

Young and factionalist: The farce that is the Women's League

2018-08-05 06:04

As the old saying goes, it would be funny if it wasn’t so serious, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Do these shows rely too heavily on torture porn?

2018-07-30 15:18

Gratuitous violence and rape scenes on our screens shouldn’t simply serve as shock tactics to tell a story.


Movie violence doesn't make kids violent

2019-01-27 06:30

Researchers found that as movies became more violent, overall rates of murder and violence actually fell.

Violence at Limpopo health facilities on the rise

2018-12-20 06:30

Some of the clinics in Limpopo province have stopped operating after hours for safety reasons, believing they are vulnerable to attack after hours.

WATCH: Report shows over six million SA children live below the poverty line

Over six million children in South Africa still live below the food poverty line, according to the Child Gauge 2018 report, released on Tuesday.

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‘Dros rapist’: Mentally ill more likely to be victims than perpetrators

2018-11-06 12:18

Research has shown that the majority of violent crime is committed by people without a diagnosis of mental illness.

The Nobel Peace prize was given to two activists fighting against sexual violence – here’s what you should know about them

2018-10-08 16:13

Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege are using their past experiences to fight for victims.

Even the dead still cry for justice

2018-08-26 10:02

Graveyards have become catalogues of misogyny and constant murals of the inhumane challenges women and children experience in our new democracy, writes Lebusa Monyooe.

The cost of crime

2018-08-15 11:58

Violent crime, in all its manifestations, is costly for society. Therefore South Africa should invest more resources into understanding its causes and consequences.

Violence plagues our places of higher learning

2018-08-05 11:46

Gender-based violence can lead to physical injuries, pregnancies, miscarriages, suicidal thoughts, depression, and alcohol and drug abuse.

UPDATE: France outlaws cat-calls following a video of a woman being hit by a street harasser going viral

2018-08-03 00:00

A catcaller slaps a Parisian woman when she tells him off. She refuses to stand down. Street harassment is criminalised in the country.

"Get out or die" - meet the woman who travels around the world to help victims of domestic abuse

2018-07-20 15:04

How one Australian blogger is using her own story and the power of social media to connect with and help other women in a similar situation.

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