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Integration in Action: Nelson Mandela Bay

  • 20 Jun 2023 | by Ryan Hoffmann (GIZ)

The experience of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro offers valuable lessons on the challenges and opportunities which come with the implementation of an integrated approach to violence and crime prevention.

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What’s behind violence in South Africa: a sociologist’s perspective

  • 06 Feb 2023 | by Lindy Heinecken | Stellenbosch University

South Africa has a long history of violence. The 2018 Global Peace Index listed South Africa as one of the most violent and dangerous places on earth, and getting worse. Such a culture of violence is hard to stop, especially when it has become a legitimised and institutionalised form of…

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Violence against women is staggeringly high in South Africa – a different way of thinking about it i

  • 27 Jan 2023 | by Amanda Gouws | Stellenbosch University

South Africa has notoriously high levels of violence against women. The latest police figures show that 10,818 rape cases were reported in the first quarter of 2022. The country has among the highest rape incidence in the world. How can gender-based violence in the country be reduced?

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  • Western Cape

A lot of your content and resources aligns with my clinical nd research work on GBV, specifically physical abuse and sexaul violence, with specific referenace to issues regarding services for victims, prevention, police action and justice, an the need for more collaborative research and capacity building. I am intersted in…

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The war on women and children in South Africa

  • 15 Oct 2020 | by Kammila Naidoo

The family is the site of extremely violent incidents in South African society—particularly involving women and children. What can the state do?

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Lotanang Phala

  • Gauteng

I am a Demand Generation Facilitator for PPPrev at community media trust where my focus is more concerned on sexual health. I also deal with issues of education about abuse, gender-based violence, MMC, HIV testing, and also rape.

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Gender-based violence during lockdown: looking for answers

Why is South Africa not showing the rise in domestic violence cases reported elsewhere in the world?

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Gender-Based Violence at Higher Education Institutions in South Africa

In 2016, numerous protests around the country, many of which concerned sexual violence on campus, once again brought the issue of gender-based violence (GBV) at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), to the media’s attention as well to the attention of the general South African public.This thematic paper addresses the key characteristics…

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Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign

  • Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust |Shukumisa Coalition | National (all SA)

The Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign is a Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust advocacy project, which was started to hold government accountable to its promise to roll out sexual offences courts across the country to provide a victim-centred criminal justice system.

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Ramaphosa’s plans aren’t enough to adequately tackle violent crime in South Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa used his State of the Nation Address on February 7 to outline his relatively new government’s actions and plans. However, the crime prevention strategies he outlined were somewhat stale. Most, especially those related to policing and gender-based violence, have been tried before. They yielded few…

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