Gift an article

Here's what government has promised to do to stop violence against South African women

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
loading...
Loading, please wait...
Last year, shortly after the murder of
UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana by a post office worker in Cape Town. (Photo: Instagram)
Last year, shortly after the murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana by a post office worker in Cape Town. (Photo: Instagram)

A pregnant woman's lifeless body hangs from a tree. Another woman’s remains are found in  a plastic bag dumped along a highway. A mother and daughter are discovered dead in a house after being missing for days.

These are just a few of the cases that have dominated headlines as the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) raises its head yet again – a scourge described as “South Africa’s second pandemic” by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his recent address to a nation in the grips of Covid-19. Violent crime had increased during lockdown, he said, and “cases of abuse   of women and children have increased dramatically”.

Read this for free
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Try FREE for 14 days
Already a subscriber? Sign in