OPINION: Preventing violence is a priority – and it's possible

2019-10-24 16:30

Far too much money and effort are invested in responding to violence after it occurs, and managing its tragic consequences in a deeply damaged society. Prevention is a much better strategy, write Chandre Gould and Nwabisa Shai.

‘Trouble, trouble, trouble everywhere’ – Mbeki slams impact of lawlessness on economy

2019-09-07 12:00

South Africa is way past due for some introspection, former president Thabo Mbeki said on Thursday evening.

Video clip of groom slapping bride on wedding day leaves online community outraged

2019-03-08 12:55

The video that surfaced a few weeks ago has been doing the rounds on social media.

'He won't stop until he kills' - police urge women to report domestic abuse

2018-06-10 12:48

Gauteng police have issued safety tips to women after a husband was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife on Saturday.

Pope urges end to violence against women

2018-01-21 13:28

Pope Francis on Saturday urged Latin America's faithful to fight rampant violent crime against women including murder, while holding mass in Trujillo, Peru's largest northern city.

Vicarious or ‘secondary’ trauma is very real in SA - how you can deal with it

2017-12-01 11:34

As a result of the staggeringly high rates of violence in South Africa, many of us have been, or will be called upon to support someone we know who has experienced abuse.

Manana: No place to hide

2017-08-13 00:00

Last Sunday evening an injured Mandisa Duma told City Press she had learnt that Mduduzi Manana was trying to reach her family to convince them to drop the charges she had laid against him.

Jordan parliament repeals law protecting rapists

Jordan's lower house of parliament has repealed a 57-year-old law that has protected rapists - which allowed them to marry their victims as a means to avoid punishment. Watch.

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Only when we see more police, will we see a drop in violence against women

2017-06-14 12:11

In the wake of the brutal murders of Karabo Mokoena, Popi Qwabe and Bongeka Phungula, violent crime against women seems to be on the rise. Until the chronic policing shortages are addressed, there won’t be an improvement.


Sex-pests kill student

2019-09-25 13:52

"Rest in peace has become more popular than our national anthem.

Study opportunities, safety and security are making me leave

2019-04-26 16:14

I want to give back to my home and I thank Mr Ramaphosa for letting me know that I have a future in South Africa. Although my future may return back here, I currently feel unwanted.

City actress viciously assaulted

2019-01-29 15:00

A local theatre actress and singer is recovering in hospital after she was physically assaulted and was threatened with an axe by a man known to her at the weekend.

Human trafficking in South Africa - a never ending nightmare for women

2018-07-18 20:48

Human trafficking is one of South Africa's horrific realities.

I did not cover for Isaacs - Zackie Achmat on sexual harassment allegations

2018-05-18 15:50

Prominent activist Zackie Achmat has publicly defended himself, saying that no survivor of sexual misconduct has ever approached him with allegations of sexual harassment involving Equal Education's co-founder Doron Isaacs.

Women need our love and support - now more than ever

2017-12-11 08:47

Rape is a traumatic experience and we have read about many cases where the victims block it out completely. When a woman does come out, we shouldn't act like a mob that condemns her, writes Mbuyiselo Botha.

Shaka Sisulu charged with assault

2017-08-13 06:01

Political activist Shaka Sisulu may face the music for allegedly assaulting his former partner and the mother of his child, Lerato Sedi.

Reach out and ask for help if you or someone you know is being abused

2017-08-08 15:28

POWA has released a new video to highlight the harsh realities that abused South African women have to face on a daily basis.

Lessons from my mother

2017-07-07 08:41

Women experience the world uniquely and that experience is of utmost value. In the face of sexism, this is not the time for us to retreat. We must rather express ourselves more, writes Anneke Scheepers.

Eskom failed Thembisile Yende - Vavi

2017-06-03 13:17

Eskom callously refused to provide its workers with the protection and security they should receive, SAFTU general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said during the funeral of Thembisile Yende.

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