Here’s how the common purpose rule now applies to gang rape

“The court must not be implicated in perpetuating patriarchy and rape culture”


Law | 17 December 2019

Family in Brakpan terrorised for laying rape charges

“They always break the door and enter with guns, pangas, golf clubs and sticks. They beat us”


News | 28 October 2019

Thousands march in Gugulethu against gender-based violence

“Until we fix ourselves as men, then nothing will come right”


News | 24 October 2019

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

Eastern Cape women struggle with prosecution of rapists


News | 8 August 2019

“I want all my rapists to be arrested”

Rape survivor says the police have failed her time and again


News | 20 February 2019

Child rape survivors left without counselling

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


News | 28 November 2018

Rhodes University shut down after student takes her own life

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


Brief | 7 August 2018

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


News | 5 April 2018

“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


News | 21 February 2018

Rhodes criticised for expelling “rape culture” protesters

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


News | 14 December 2017

Students protest against rape culture

Rush hour traffic stopped on Nelson Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg


News | 25 May 2017

East Londoners protest in support of rape survivors

New support programme for university students planned


News | 12 August 2016

Murdered 20-year-old remembered on Mandela Day

Khayelitsha community hold memorial for Bongiwe Ninini


News | 20 July 2016

UCT students hold event against rape culture

Meeting ends in acrimony between participant and vice-chancellor


News | 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

Brief | 7 December 2015