A Limpopo high court handed down a life sentence to the man who killed an intern doctor Shongile Nkhwashu. Officials say the sentence sends a stern warning to perpetrators of gender based violence.
Even before the pandemic, women carried an unequal burden of social, cultural and economic ills. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated this, with the effects of lockdown disproportionately affecting women, write Charlotte Motsoari and Amina Mwaikambo at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.
Every year, South Africans read dozens of terrible stories on gender-based vio-lence, which normalizes this scourge. It’s time to stop being numb to this national pain, writes community worker Tsamme Mmammone Mfundisi.
After tweeting to the presidency about her numerous gender-based violence (GBV) experiences, Sihle Bolani has only been met with a deafening silence despite a resounding response from South Africa. She asks why there hasn’t been decisive action to tackle GBV with the same gusto as the Covid-19 pandemic. By: Sihle Bolani.
I am driven to the darkest place of despair inside my head, every women killed is a knife to my heart and a scar on my already tattered soul, writes Vanessa Tedder. She encourages everyone to speak up when they see or suspect abuse taking place