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“No one was going to believe me” says rape survivior

Eastern Cape women struggle with prosecution of rapists

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 8 August 2019
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“I want all my rapists to be arrested”

Rape survivor says the police have failed her time and again

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 20 February 2019
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Child rape survivors left without counselling

Mental health care a “lottery” for survivors of sexual violence

By Elsabé Brits - 28 November 2018
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Rhodes University shut down after student takes her own life

Students and staff demand action against gender-based violence on campus

By Lucas Nowicki - 7 August 2018
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Raped at 10, assaulted at 15, then harassed in the police station while laying charges

Klapmuts teenager’s grim story

By Barbara Maregele - 10 April 2018
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Mother of raped, disabled child says police have failed them

“She could not identify an accused. The police could therefore not proceed with further investigation” says SAPS

By Thembela Ntongana - 5 April 2018
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“I sent my child to the school to learn, not to be raped”

School security guard in Ngcobo court charged with rape of 15-year-old

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 21 February 2018
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Rhodes criticised for expelling “rape culture” protesters

University has banned two female students for life following protests in 2016

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 December 2017
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Students protest against rape culture

Rush hour traffic stopped on Nelson Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg

By Ihsaan Haffejee - 25 May 2017
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East Londoners protest in support of rape survivors

New support programme for university students planned

By Siphokazi Vuso - 12 August 2016
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Murdered 20-year-old remembered on Mandela Day

Khayelitsha community hold memorial for Bongiwe Ninini

By Thembela Ntongana - 20 July 2016
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UCT students hold event against rape culture

Meeting ends in acrimony between participant and vice-chancellor

By Stephanie Kelly - 11 May 2016

Khayelitsha residents march against violence

Khayelitsha residents took to the streets on Friday as part of a Social Justice Coalition (SJC) campaign to mark the 16 days of protest against violence against women and children.

Siyavuya Khaya - 7 December 2015

Mitchells Plain marches against violence

About 150 people from Mitchells Plain, supported by many organisations, marched against gender-based violence to start the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign.

Ashraf Hendricks - 25 November 2015

How Willowvale women live in fear of rape

Willowvale resident No-Italy Gola, 54, used a machete to fight off the man who tried to rape her. Many other women have not managed to thwart their attackers in this town where at least two rapes are reported to the police each week.

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 11 November 2015

We need more murals on rape - Makhaza resident

Following the creation in 2013 of a mural about abuse of women, Makhaza residents have suggested other murals should be built focusing on rape.

Pharie Sefali - 14 September 2015