Is Rape Taken Seriously in South Africa?

The government's Inter-Ministerial Committee on Violence against Women and Children has called on police and social workers to treat abuse and rape cases with more gravity after a series of high profile sexual violence cases against women.
  • South Africa:  'Rape Not Treated Seriously'

    South African Press Association, 21 February 2013

    Police officers and social workers should treat abuse and rape cases with more seriousness, a ministerial committee said on more »

Photo: GCIS

A rally against rape and abuse in South Africa


  • South Africa:  Sex Crime Cases 'Could Be Fast-Tracked', 21 February 2013

    The South African government is in talks with the judiciary to have sexual offences cases placed on a prioritised roll, says Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff... read more »

  • South Africa:  Thousands of UCT Staff and Students March Against Crime

    University of Cape Town, 20 February 2013

    Several thousand students, academics, researchers and support staff joined forces during a march and rally at UCT on Wednesday to express their collective outrage at violent crime... read more »

  • South Africa:  'Justice Is Blind - but Not in the Case of Gender Violence'

    Inter Press Service, 20 February 2013

    On Tuesday, Feb. 19, famous South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was charged with premeditated murder, with prosecutors arguing the athlete had "put on his prosthetic legs,... read more »

  • South Africa:  Call for Women's Imbizo About Rape

    Inkatha Freedom Party, 20 February 2013

    The IFP Women's Brigade wants the Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities to urgently arrange an imbizo, which will bring together women from all opposition... read more »