Violence Against Women

Witnesses could help get justice for Viwe

After initially overlooking key witnesses in one of the most horrific murder cases in South Africa, the state has brought them in to speak up

Gender violence survivors get crisis fund

The fund is one of the “key actions” identified by the interim committee on gender-based violence and femicide at a recent meeting in Pretoria

Women on the streets of smart cities

Apps like My Safetipin and Safe Pace are making the public sphere safer

Stats paint a distorted picture of violence against women

The beating, assaults and abuse are not something that just happens to women, yet that’s how the stats make it seem.

Women harvest fruits of abuse  in rural Western Cape

Violence against women on farms and in farming towns, usually by their partners, is under-reported

Abuse taints traditional healing

After being raped and abused repeatedly, a sangoma trainee reported her mentor to the police — only to be shunned

Ignore male victims at society’s peril

There is a crisis of violence against women. But men also suffer brutalisation. This contributes to the abuse of women

Can the law compensate for grief ?

How do the courts ensure proper compensation for the loss of Uyinene Mrwetyana and Michael Komape

Activists plan Sandton shutdown in protest of gender-based violence

The march on Friday aims to highlight issues faced by women in corporate South Africa

The death penalty won’t end gender-based violence

Our solutions to the epidemic of men murdering and raping women cannot be grounded in the same hyper-masculine violence they serve to address

Acid attacks: ‘I didn’t have the money to buy justice, but I had brains to go on’

In the wake of acid attacks, victims — often women — can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world are fighting back.

Protests over violence to mark the start of Women’s Month

​The start of Women's Month in South Africa will be marked by countrywide marches and pickets

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State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs