Rape

Rape survivor gives up hope of justice

After multiple postponements, 27-year-old Khayelitsha woman finally withdrew the case

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News | 2 June 2022

Rape accused fails in malicious damages claim

Court commends prosecutor for his decision to proceed with the case

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Law | 31 May 2022

Judge sets precedent, orders therapy for child rape victim

The ten-year-old victim will receive monthly therapy for two years

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Law | 28 April 2022

High Court rules woman had the right to call out her rapist

Judge overturns “gag” order

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Law | 25 March 2022

Western Cape Education Department liable for damages for rape of learner

The learner was sexually assaulted by the school principal when she was 12

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Law | 18 March 2022

Netcare sexual assault centres: are they as publicised?

Rape Crisis advocacy specialist raises concerns

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News | 2 March 2022

Parole board told to explain why repeat sex offender was released from jail

Appeal court decision revives woman’s civil suit against minister of justice for R2 million in damages

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Law | 2 November 2021

Justice delayed is justice denied: Court frees man convicted of rape after it took seven years to prosecute him

Magistrate and prosecutor “deserve censure of the strongest kind” rule two KZN judges

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Law | 28 June 2021

Triangle Project concerned by delayed hate crimes bill

Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill stalled since 2018

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News | 28 June 2021

Cape Town trauma centre overwhelmed by case load

At times “the queues look like a SASSA line”

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News | 15 June 2021

Woman to pay damages for falsely accusing ex-husband of rape

Two of the five Appeal judges disagree

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Law | 11 February 2021

Protesters demand rape suspect be detained

Accused handed over to police by his parents

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Brief | 20 July 2020

“GBV is a pandemic. Do something about it!”

Hundreds protest against violence against women at Parliament

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News | 30 June 2020

Landmark rape ruling overturned by Supreme Court of Appeal

Rape survivor who sued the police for negligence should not get damages, court rules

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News | 6 May 2020

Woman raped in public library organises protest to demand better security

About 50 learners from various high schools protested outside Uitenhage Public Library

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Brief | 6 March 2020

Sexual offences courts’ regulations finally gazetted

Date for implementation still to be set

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Brief | 6 February 2020