VIOLENCE

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Good and bad ideas for reducing violence in South Africa

We were making progress until 2011. So what happened?

By GroundUp Editors - 26 September 2019
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Elsies River residents march against violence after spike in murders

“We’ve had enough killing, we’ve had enough violence, we’ve had enough murders”

By Ashraf Hendricks - 25 September 2019
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Children protest against gang violence after learners killed in Elsie’s River

“We are fed up! Enough is enough!”

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 20 September 2019
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CPUT students vow to continue shut down

“How can a protest allegedly in support of gender-based violence leave more casualties in its wake?” asks vice-chancellor

By Velani Ludidi - 13 September 2019
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Call for more churches to become places of refuge

Methodists hold silent protest against gender based violence

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Drew Wayland - 13 September 2019
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“We need to address the massive unemployment, inequality and poverty that allow violence”

Cape Town activists march against violence

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 September 2019
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“I was raped by someone who belonged to my church at the age of 15”

Athlone residents speak out against violence against women

By Tariro Washinyira - 6 September 2019
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#AmINextProtest: Ramaphosa promises action to a sceptical crowd

Protesters refuse to sing the national anthem

By Ashraf Hendricks, Velani Ludidi and Drew Wayland - 5 September 2019
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South African killed during xenophobic violence in Springs

Man who allegedly shot him was trying to defend an immigrant

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 5 September 2019
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#AmINextProtest: police use water cannons against protesters

Demonstrators demand action from Ramaphosa

By Mary-Anne Gontsana, Tariro Washinyira, Ashraf Hendricks and Lucas Nowicki - 4 September 2019
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Cape Town cops assault land occupier

City says it will investigate

By Vincent Lali - 4 September 2019
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Worker advice office a casualty of Joburg looting

Casual Workers Advice Office vows to continue its work

By Zoë Postman - 4 September 2019
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Women are being evicted from shelters onto the street

Victims of violence are rendered homeless or forced to return to abusive homes

By Sheena Swemmer - 20 August 2019
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This is what it’s like to go to school in Hanover Park

If they hear gunshots the “kids know if they outside they have to go to the nearest classroom and hit the floor”

By Tessa Knight - 12 August 2019

Shelters for abused women protest outside Parliament

More funds needed to implement the recommendations of the Commission for Gender Equality

By Candy Chan - 23 July 2019
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Health workers sit in at PE clinic following attack on nurse

Health department says it cannot deploy security guards into a room where confidential consultations take place

By Joseph Chirume - 13 June 2019