Sexual Violence

Six SA organisations fighting gender-based violence

Gender-based violence is a mammoth problem in South Africa, but there are small organisations all around South Africa working tirelessly to tackle it. At...

The Death Penalty Is Not The Solution To Violence Against Women

COMMENT The horrific death of 19-year old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, is for many South Africans the cruel combination...

Mampintsha And Babes Wodumo Hold Guns

COMMENT A disturbing photograph of a popular musicians Mandla 'Mampintsha' Maphumulo with his girlfriend and abuse victim Bongekile...

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in SA

EXPLAINER Those accused of sexual harassment often deny that the behaviour they’re accused of is sexual harassment. But sexual...

The Real Price Of A Degree: “We Will Never Be The...

BOOK REVIEW Thuthukani Nkosi, a master’s degree student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has finally published his book The...

BDS-SA’s Muhammed Desai Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment allegations leveled against Muhammad Desai. Muhammed Desai, director of the Palestinian lobby group, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

The Construction Of Masculinities, The Rule Of Law And Gender-Based Violence

The construction of masculinities, the rule of law and gender-based violence: An enabling environment at the cost of justice for victims and...

An Open Letter to the Board of BDS-SA On The Muhammad...

COMMENT We as individuals, committed to: Justice for Palestine; An indivisible, intersectional approach...

Five Facts: Femicide In South Africa

The murder of a university student in South Africa has led to national soulsearching and debate over violence against women. Africa Check...

The Need For The South African Jurisprudence To Limit The Statutory...

On the 11th of February 2020, the Sunday Times reported that a masters student from Nelson Mandela University had been acquitted of...

The Total Shutdown: One Year On

One year ago on August 1, 2018, thousands of women and gender non-conforming people (GNC) took to the streets of South Africa...

In Pictures: Wits Protests Gender-Based Violence

Hundreds of Wits University students gathered at the Great Hall piazza to protest against gender-based violence and femicide. The protest is in...

Woman As Citizen – (As Forgotten)

COMMENT In the wake of gender-based violence, a number of men in the Republic have taken to social media...

Ukuthwala: the sex trafficking scandal devastating rural South Africa

“Back home in the Eastern Cape, ukuthwala is normal and has always been, so long as one has the means to pay lobola and...

How The Government Is Ruining Its Own Plan To End Gender-Based...

NEWS ANALYSIS The rape and murder of 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana has pushed into the spotlight the government’s failure...

There Are No Longer Spaces For Us To Feel Safe

COMMENT Do not go out at night, do not walk outside by yourself at night, dress appropriately to avoid...

Neither State Of Emergency Or Death Penalty Are Solutions To GBV

These past few weeks following the rape and murder of 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana has thrown into the spotlight the issue of gender-based...

Our Mothers’ Warnings Will Never Be Enough

COMMENT Twenty-first birthdays in South Africa, while legally non-significant, often still carry much pomp and ceremony surrounding the idea...

5 Books To Read About Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious matter. South Africa has one of the highest rates of violence against women and gender nonconforming...

20+ reasons why men cannot be trusted

Journalist Pontsho Pilane lists the many times she's been harassed and violated by men, in both public and private spaces, proving why #NotAllMen is...
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