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Protecting women on campuses is a priority

A GBV policy framework that achieves gender equality in the post-school education sector and broader society needs to be urgently implemented

Journalists become increasing ‘targets’ for killings — watchdog

The Committee to Protect Journalists said 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were 'singled out for murder'

Slice of life: Hijacked, but it felt like a movie

'I realised I needed to keep quiet because, if I didn’t, I was going to die'

Vigilantism is flourishing in Nigeria— with official support

Inefficient policing in Nigeria has forced many communities to rely on vigilante groups for security— sometimes with support from authorities

Feel unsafe? There’s an app for that

With crime rates high and no efficient emergency number available, an app developed by a student aims to make people in Kenya feel safer.

Innovative key ring raises the alarm about safety

The Memeza Women Empowerment Project has developed a dual personal safety and household alarm for women and children living in townships.

Retailers roped in to help ensure factory worker safety

Evidence shows that workers in Pakistan and China face greater workplace risks than those in Bangladesh.

IPL boss brushes aside security concerns

IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has dismissed the security fears of Australian and New Zealand players, saying they are not irreplaceable.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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