The reality is that speaking out exposes victims to further victimisation and often the perpetrator gets off scot-free
Enoch Godongwana is currently seized with preparations for the medium-term budget, which will give details on whether fiscal stability is still possible
The finance minister confirmed he had been approached by the police about a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual assault
Louis Pepping’s trial was moved from Lusikisiki to the Mthata high court because of fears that angry residents would attack the courthouse.
Senior MP Cedric Frolick should face an inquiry by the ethics committee while Gwede Mantashe and Nomvula Mokhonyane could face criminal sanction
Perpetrator jailed for eight years after he sexually assaulted his neighbour’s puppy
MacG claims to be merely a facilitator, but the shock jock is doubling down and standing by the benefits procured by his misogyny
From an old acquaintance* with benefits
Fixing the system starts at home, where parents and guardians who shield the perpetrators of sexual assault must be held accountable for their complicity
He faces up to life in prison, a dramatic fall for the singer long praised as R&B’s king
The learner was 13 when the alleged rapes started, and they continued for two years until she asked to be moved to another school
Commission questions gaps in the law regarding corporal punishment and sexual assault
The Human Rights Commission inquiry into bullying and sex at schools in Limpopo has heard that some principals don’t report cases of a sexual nature that involve teachers and learners
The Human Rights Commission in Limpopo is hosting hearings into bullying, corporal punishment and the sexual abuse of learners by teachers in the province
Substance abuse has emerged as a reason for the spike in crimes during the first quarter of 2021.
New regulations give direction on what sanctions should be imposed on disgraceful teachers, including lifetime bans for serious offences
South African authorities were poised to add rape charges to those faced by Bushiri in mid-November when he skipped bail and the border to return to Malawi
Prosecutors’ extradition request details how Bushiri allegedly raped women as young as 17
Rape, kidnapping and victim-blaming are endemic and perpetrators protected, report finds
Angie Motshekga was speaking to learners in a secondary school in Pretoria
Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true
After accusing the Afrobeats superstar of rape, Seyitan Babatayo was arrested
We condemn the killing of a black Americans, yet women, African foreigners and queer people are regularly abused and killed in SA
There are not often consequences for men who are reported to have sexually abused women. But maybe, just maybe things are changing for the better.
The verdict highlights a number of critical issues required to build systems, processes and advocacy when it comes to working in the space of gender-based violence
It’s not up to us to feel offended when a politician visits the family of a victim of crime. These victims, honoured in their absence by a political bigwig, are in many cases children and their murder a cause for righteous public outrage. In 2017, it was Jacob Zuma who visited the family of three-year-old […]
Modern development strategies often recognise the pivotal importance of enabling women to fulfill their potential and contribute effectively to their economies. Yet they fail to recognise the need for concerted action to protect women from violence
The 67-year-old was remanded in New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail after the jury of seven men and five women found the once powerful Hollywood producer guilty of criminal sexual acts
It will take the end of patriarchy and an efficient justice system to jail more offenders
"Women do not have the power to stop rape. We cannot simply break our silence or act in certain ways to effect change."
Nonprofit organisation Action Breaks Silence educates children about sexual violence, self-love, empowerment, boundaries and expressing emotions.
Maneo Mohale speaks about the silence around queer sexual abuse and how she creates beauty