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National Council of Provinces approves gender-based violence bills

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The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed gender-based violence (GBV) bills during its virtual sitting on Wednesday. The three bills - namely the Criminal...

Cabinet raises concern over GBVF incidents

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Gender Based Violence and Femicide is one of the biggest challenges currently facing the country, Cabinet said on Thursday. This is according to Minister in...

SA acts to quell GBV on campus

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South Africa has taken a significant step towards curbing gender-based violence at institutions of higher learning. Higher Health South Africa on Friday released a set...

Government provides shelter for GBV victims

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In an effort to respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV), the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has so far made 12 properties...

Cele slams sexual crimes as “simply shameful”

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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...

Turnaround plan to tackle high crime rate

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) management will urgently execute a turnaround plan in four of the country’s provinces with worryingly high crime rates. Police...

Plan to have GBV one-stop centres in all hotspots

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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...

ISS: Women, peace and security – is SA a global champion...

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Gender-based violence and women’s empowerment are enormous challenges in South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s words in June 2020 illustrated the seriousness of the problem: ‘As a...

ISS: South African private sector can help stop gender-based violence

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Violence against women and children in South Africa needs urgent attention and the private sector has a key role to play. Underlying high levels...

Government tightens law to curb GBV

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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...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...