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In a country where the Constitution aspires to equality and dignity for all, how do the courts ensure proper compensation for the loss of Uyinene...
Viwe Dalingozi burned to death.  Will she get justice?
Viwe Dalingozi burned to death.  Will she get justice?
Her death was brutal — her lover allegedly doused her with petrol and set her alight while she was sleeping in her flat in...
Political parties must clean up their act
Political parties must clean up their act
A serious and pragmatic conversation about femicide and violence against women and children is being held after the murder of University of Cape...
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South Africa’s long-term plan for dealing with gender-based violence requires funding and detailed data to be effective
Declare war on the subjugation of women
Declare war on the subjugation of women
In August 2016 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela made remarks that resonated with black people and reverberated around the country. She said: “Singayi...
The other Goliath trips up but dusts himself off
The other Goliath trips up but dusts himself off
On September 5, I was confronted with a bizarre but poignant example of how the social atmosphere of the country can have a direct impact on...
Ramaphosa calls for calm amid protests against gender-based violence, promises action
Ramaphosa calls for calm amid protests against gender-based violence, promises action
President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised a large scale restructuring of the criminal justice system to help deal with gender-based violence.
Platitudes and short-term plans
Platitudes and short-term plans
Slogans, speeches, tweets, marches and summits. Government has done a lot to be seen to be doing something about the assault on women.But a woman...
Killer’s life sentence gives family ‘a little peace’
Killer’s life sentence gives family ‘a little peace’
When I close my eyes, I see the picture of her — the way she was when she was murdered — and, ja, I just took a hard knock,” Zubaidah...
As SA rages, another woman is murdered
As SA rages, another woman is murdered
As the country mourns the murder of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana, only a handful of people from a village in Dutywa in the...
Protesters outside Parliament demand action on femicide, not just words
Protesters outside Parliament demand action on femicide, not just words
Ongoing protests against femicide and gender-based violence have forced President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government to relook laws on how convicted...
In Uganda, posting a poem about Museveni gets you jailed
In Uganda, posting a poem about Museveni gets you jailed
The opening lines of a poem written by Dr Stella Nyanzi and posted on Facebook in November 2018, the day after Yoweri Museveni’s alleged birthday, read: “Yoweri, they say it was your...

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