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With R1.1bn budget, gender violence interim committee eyes 6 key areas

2019-10-24 | Kamva Somdyala Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of a R1.1bn additional budget allocation to fight gender-based violence, the steering committee has identified its key focus areas. As persistent calls for tougher action against gender-based violence continued to mount, Ramaphosa called an extraordinary sitting of both houses of Parliament – the National Assembly and the National …

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Ramaphosa launches Sexual Offences Court: ‘Women and children don’t feel safe on SA’s streets’

2019-03-28 | Canny Maphanga South Africa’s 84th Sexual Offences Court was launched on Thursday when President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the declaration against gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) which aims to put an end to the growing scourge. “It is indeed my honour and privilege to be here during Human Rights Month to fulfil the promise …

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SA FACING CRISIS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, CHILDREN – RAMAPHOSA

Ayanda Nyathi | 2019 JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country is facing a national crisis when it comes to dealing with violence against women and children. Ramaphosa delivered the keynote address at the opening of a new magistrates court in Booysens, in the south of Johannesburg on Thursday. We refuse, as the people of South Africa, to yield …

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President Ramaphosa launches the GBVF Declaration and opens the Booysens Magistrate’s Court

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the keynote address at the Presidential launch of the Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Declaration. The launch event, at the Booysens Magistrate’s Court in Oakdene South, Johannesburg, coincides with the official opening of this new court. The Declaration is one of the outcomes of the National Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Summit …

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CASE AGAINST WOMEN’S MARCH ORGANISERS CLOSED

Sifiso  Zulu | 2 years ago | Edited by Thapelo Lekabe JOHANNESBURG – The case against the organisers of the #TotalShutDown march has been closed. It emerged earlier on Monday that police in Tshwane opened a case of public violence against the movement. Thousands of women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria last week to deliver a memorandum to …

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Entrances into Alexandra blockaded

19 June 2019, 7:05 AM  |  Sashin Naidoo  |  @tshepimoche Residents of Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, have begun blockading entrances and exits of the township as part of the so-called total shutdown of the area on Wednesday. The planned demonstration follows Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba’s promise to rebuild the illegal structures which were demolished last month. In April, residents …

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Total Shutdown Movement vows to continue fight against poverty, crime

26 September 2018, 6:07 PM  |  Lynne Arendse  |  @SABCNewsOnline Leaders of the Total Shutdown Movement and members of various communities in Cape Town have vowed to rise up and continue their fight against poverty and crime. They’ve met with Police Minister, Bheki Cele and provincial police heads in Bonteheuwel. Today’s chaotic scenes, where the city councillor JP Smith and local councillor …

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