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AS IT HAPPENED | #SandtonShutdown: BLSA supports the idea of a tax to fight gender violence

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People protest gender violence. (Canny Maphanga, News24 via Twitter)
People protest gender violence. (Canny Maphanga, News24 via Twitter)

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13 Sep 2019

Motorists are asked to avoid Rivonia Road
Motorists are asked to avoid Rivonia Road

13 Sep 2019

Traffic flow has been disrupted, says the JMPD

13 Sep 2019

Newton-King commits to have a meeting within seven days

13 Sep 2019

Newton-King tells ENCA she will take the memorandum back to business to investigate what could be done to make a difference.  

However, a 2% tax is not probable, she says

<p>Newton-King tells ENCA she will take the memorandum back to
business to investigate what could be done to make a difference.

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</p><p>However, a 2% tax is not probable, she says

</p>

13 Sep 2019

JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King will consult with companies on the JSE about the proposed tax, reports Power98.7

13 Sep 2019

Women are trying to keep up energy levels, reports Power98.7  

Negotiations with the JSE over funding has deadlocked  

13 Sep 2019

We still live in a patriarchal society, says BLSA
We still live in a patriarchal society, says BLSA

13 Sep 2019

We can definitely explore the issue of a tax, says BLSA.

Protesters have demanded a 2% levy on JSE listed companies to help in the fight against gender violence

13 Sep 2019

Business Leadership South Africa supports the fight against gender violence
Business Leadership South Africa supports the fight against
gender violence

13 Sep 2019

Substance abuse is at the root of violence, an activist tells ENCA
Substance abuse is at the root of violence, an activist
tells ENCA

13 Sep 2019

We need to talk about substance abuse, an activist tells ENCA

13 Sep 2019

JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King leaves protest amid heckling

13 Sep 2019

"I hear you loudly and I hear you clearly," JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King tells protesters  

"This is your team and you need to control them," she tells organisers and crowd chants

<p>"I hear you loudly and I hear you clearly," JSE CEO
Nicky Newton-King tells protesters

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</p><p>"This is your team and you need to control them,"
she tells organisers and crowd chants

</p>

13 Sep 2019

It's shameful that girls and women cannot be safe in their own homes, schools, and work places, says Newton-King

13 Sep 2019

JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King speaks to protesters  

"I salute you all for coming to Sandton."

<p>JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King speaks to protesters

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</p><p>"I salute you all for coming to Sandton."

</p>

13 Sep 2019

CEO of the JSE receives memorandum of demands

13 Sep 2019

Activists demand that the CCMA mechanism for sexual assault is reviewed
Activists demand that the CCMA mechanism for sexual assault
is reviewed

13 Sep 2019

"We want money! Fund the fight!" chant activists

13 Sep 2019

Activists demand transport for women who work nights

13 Sep 2019

"Why is corporate silent?" chants activist
"Why is corporate silent?" chants activist

13 Sep 2019

Protesters demand decisive action from government on gender based violence

13 Sep 2019

Rape in the 2018/2019 crime stats increased by 3.9%, sexual assault up 9.6%

13 Sep 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called off his trip to the 74th meeting of the UN General Assembly to deal with the protest against gender based violence, reports ENCA

13 Sep 2019

Protesters demand that every institution of higher learning has a dedicated independent office to deal with gender based violence
Protesters demand that every institution of higher learning
has a dedicated independent office to deal with gender based violence

13 Sep 2019

Police probe social media posts accusing men of rape, after threats made

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Brooklyn, Pretoria is investigating social media accounts which have tweeted rape allegations against men. In some cases, threats have been made against the men.

GET THE DETAILS HERE

13 Sep 2019

We are all affected by gender based violence, says protesters at the Sandton protest

13 Sep 2019

Protesters say they want corporate South Africa to take some accountability for gender violence
Protesters say they want corporate South Africa to take some
accountability for gender violence

13 Sep 2019

Protests chant: "We will not be next."
Protests chant: "We will not be next."

13 Sep 2019

Activists address supporters at the gender protest in Sandton
Activists address supporters at the gender protest in Sandton

13 Sep 2019

A lot of men feel their egos are being destroyed, and they take that out on women, the Centre for Communication Impact representative tells SAfm

13 Sep 2019

Centre for Communication Impact representative tells SAfm that female executives in companies should get the same respect as males.

13 Sep 2019

People have been taking action against gender based violence, an amandla.mobi representative tells SAfm
People have been taking action against gender based
violence, an amandla.mobi representative tells SAfm

13 Sep 2019

Amandla.mobi representative tells SAfm that everywhere we are, we should be mobilising

13 Sep 2019

Listener tells SAfm that even if the marches and social media posts don't achieve much, it's better than doing nothing at all

13 Sep 2019

JMPD officers are managing the protesters
JMPD officers are managing the protesters

13 Sep 2019

There have been no major traffic jams as a result of the protest, reports SABC News

13 Sep 2019

Activist tells SABC News that the mock crime scene represents what women have to go through because of gender based violence
Activist tells SABC News that the mock crime scene
represents what women have to go through because of gender based violence

13 Sep 2019

Government should implement policies to protect women, activist tells SABC News

13 Sep 2019

Activist tells SABC News businesses should help women survive gender violence

13 Sep 2019

SABC News reports that there was no business as usual at the JSE

13 Sep 2019

Women should feel safe, protesters tell ENCA
Women should feel safe, protesters tell ENCA

13 Sep 2019

Protesters tell ENCA that they are at the protest to show solidarity

13 Sep 2019

Protesters have descended on Sandton to protest gender based violence
Protesters have descended on Sandton to protest gender based
violence

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