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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...

SA records drop in gender-based violence

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South Africa’s initial COVID-19 lockdown saw gender-based violence and sexual crimes dramatically decrease during levels five and four. Sexual offences crimes decreased between April and...

ISS Africa: Police and courts must do more to reduce gender-based...

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On average, 856 women and 321 children were murdered over 107 days in 2018/19, according to South African Police Service (SAPS) crime statistics. In response...

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

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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...

President Ramaphosa orders men to stop the abuse

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has read the riot act to abusive South African men, who harm women and children, saying the barbaric attacks need to...

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

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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...

Minister reveals plan to fight GBV

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Police Minister Bheki Cele says plans to increase Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Units are underway as police announced an increase in...

South Africa should invest in public toilets to combat sexual assault:...

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Investing in public toilets could reduce the number of sexual assaults in South African townships by almost a third and lower the...

ISS: Preventing violence against women – all talk and no action

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Two years ago, in his 2013 State of the Nation Address (SONA), South Africa's President Jacob Zuma emphasised the need to improve...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...