SAPS to march against gender-based violence

eNCA reports that the men of the South African Police Service are mobilising in Pretoria to march against gender-based violence as well as violence against children and other vulnerable groups. The march will be led by Police Minister Bheki Cele and is aimed at raising awareness and also urging society to get more involved in reporting gender-based crimes within their communities. The march comes in the wake of multiple murders of women in South Africa in the past few months. The SAPS says the campaign will draw at least 1500 male police officers.

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Tshwane bus services suspended

eNCA reports that bus services remain suspended in Pretoria on Tuesday morning. City of Tshwane authorities are hopeful services will resume on Tuesday afternoon as they’ve been locked in wage negotiations with the workers. Commuters are being urged to make use of alternative transport for now. The city says the decision to suspend services was made […]

Tertiary institutions need centres to deal with gender violence: Mazibuko

SABC News reports that Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko has called for victim empowerment centres in tertiary institutions has called for victim empowerment. Mazibuko says tertiary institutions that do not have victim empowerment centres subject victims of gender-based violence to secondary trauma. “Young women, they don’t have facilities, there is no infrastructure that […]