De Lille hands over 6 more govt properties for victims of gender-based violence

2020-03-04 15:39

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has announced the handing over of six more properties which are to be transformed into shelters for survivors of gender-based violence.

'I punched a man in the face for pinching my bum and was called violent for it' - Why do women who fight back against abusers get backlash?

2020-01-21 18:46

WARNING: It is illegal to engage in physical fights/ assault. This article is in no way meant to promote violence, but rather highlights the abuse women often experience.

'We raise angry boys' - deputy minister says women also to blame for gender-based violence

2019-12-04 13:42

Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta Ipeleng Bogopane-Zulu says women also contribute to gender-based violence and femicide – a scourge that continues to haunt and kill women and children in South Africa on a daily basis.

SA's outpouring of grief inspires ANC Parliamentary caucus' pledge to lead fight against gender-based violence

2019-09-09 18:48

The ANC parliamentary caucus vows to be at the forefront of the fight against gender-based violence.

No wreaths or notes, just goats, at site where Gugulethu woman was found murdered

2019-09-09 17:50

There were no wreaths or hand-written notes at the cul-de-sac in Gugulethu, Cape Town, where yet another body of a woman was found.

'Horrific attacks on women reflect collective failure to respond to the cries of most vulnerable' - Cabinet

2019-09-06 20:33

Cabinet says the "horrific attacks on women reflect our collective failure to respond to the cries of the most vulnerable in our midst".

SA men do nearly 5 times less work in the home than women - Oxfam

2019-09-03 18:06

South African women spend nearly five times more time on unpaid care and domestic work than men, according to an Oxfam report.

Cape Town woman's body found chopped up at apartment building

2019-08-22 16:16

A woman was found murdered at her apartment building in Bellville, Cape Town, on Thursday morning, Western Cape police confirmed.

Ramaphosa makes appointments to Commission for Gender Equality

2019-08-01 16:28

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially appointed nine commissioners to the Commission for Gender Equality, the Presidency has announced.

Men abduct, rape Eastern Cape woman repeatedly over six hours

2019-07-10 18:48

A woman endured a six-hour nightmare after two men kidnapped and raped her repeatedly in Motherwell, the Eastern Cape, says the police.


Joburg woman who had her drink spiked at a local restaurant tells her story: 'I’m lucky to be alive'

2020-01-22 16:37

Kholeka Masango says if it wasn’t for a kind gesture from a stranger when she desperately needed it, she could’ve easily gone missing.

WATCH | 'We must not let fear stop us': Young women share stories of activism

2019-12-11 14:14

At a United Nations summit in Geneva, young women spoke about child marriage, sexual slavery, indigenous rights, corruption and climate change.

One in 16 American women forced into first sexual encounter: study

2019-09-18 06:09

One in 16 American women were either forced or coerced into their first sexual encounter, according to a study investigating the long-term negative impacts of such "trauma" on women's health.

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.

'My heart is bleeding, another woman gone for no damn reason' - Twitter users react to Natasha Conabeer's death

2019-09-09 16:32

People have taken to social media to express their pain and anguish as another woman dies following an alleged kidnapping ordeal.

'It's genocide' - deputy minister of social development on gender-based violence

2019-09-03 20:34

Deputy Minister of Social Development Henrietta Ipeleng Bogopane-Zulu says violence against women in South Africa has reached a genocidal stage.

Two rapists want their conviction, sentence overturned based on 'doctrine of common purpose'

2019-08-22 20:46

Two men convicted on eight counts of rape are looking to overturn their sentence and conviction in the Constitutional Court. Their case, however, has spurred heated debate on the doctrine of common purpose in rape cases.

Man arrested after girlfriend stabbed in neck during quarrel

2019-08-05 18:15

A 27-year-old man has appeared in the Odendaalsrus Magistrate's Court in connection with the murder of his girlfriend, who was stabbed during a quarrel.

Beaten and abused, Sudan's women bear scars of fight for freedom

2019-07-12 17:43

Women were a driving force during months of protests against President Omar al-Bashir's 30-year rule but they claim they were beaten and abused in the process.

Mr D driver arrested after Cape Town woman lays rape charge

2019-07-09 20:44

Mr D Food fires driver after he allegedly raped a Wynberg woman he had delivered food to.

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