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National Assembly approves GBV bills

The National Assembly has passed gender-based violence (GBV) bills that will change the landscape in terms of how government departments, law enforcement and the...

Cele slams sexual crimes as “simply shameful”

The scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) against women and children has once again reared its ugly head in the country’s 2020/21 fourth quarter crime...

Interventions to tackle GBV-related DNA cases at laboratories

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has set in motion interventions to reduce the number of DNA cases at forensic laboratories, as part of efforts...

President to launch GBV private sector Response Fund

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to launch a private sector-led multi-sectoral Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Response Fund aimed at supporting implementation of the...

SA records fewer GBV cases between July and September

While there has been a drop in the number of sexual offences reported, the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) continues to haunt...

Plan to have GBV one-stop centres in all hotspots

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is working towards ensuring that there is a model, gender-based violence one-stop centre in all areas that have been...

Praise for Limpopo learner who invented anti-GBV tool

Limpopo Education MEC Polly Boshielo has commended a learner who has invented a device to help curb human trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV). Bohlale Mphahlele,...

Government tightens law to curb GBV

The South African government and its partners will make good on its promise to protect the country’s women and children against gender-based violence, President...

ISS: Domestic violence during COVID-19: are we asking the right questions?

The number of domestic violence cases reported to the South African police between March and April dropped by 69.4%. This figure makes it tempting...

ISS: Gender-based violence during lockdown – looking for answers

The COVID-19 crisis and social distancing measures have caused deep concerns about their impact on women in abusive relationships. Numerous articles in the South...


Mapisa-Nqakula continues to use “security” to evade Parliamentary questions

The free flow of information on border protection successes from military provincial tactical headquarters continues unabated in contrast with answers to Parliamentary questions where...