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.
A rally against rape and abuse in South Africa
South Africa: What the Pistorius Case May Say About Gender Violence
Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 21 February 2013
The Pistorius case has attracted massive public attention. Many question if it will ignite a powder keg that's been waiting to go off in South Africa, where violence against women ... read more »
Biz-Community, 21 February 2013
Government is in talks with the judiciary to have sexual offences cases placed on a prioritised roll, says Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Jeff Radebe. read more »
South Africa: Sex Crime Cases 'Could Be Fast-Tracked'
SouthAfrica.info, 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 »
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 (press release)
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 »