#NotOurLeaders Jihad Mohapi and 4 Others

NotOurLeaders 16 Days of Activism to end violence against women For release: Late Wednesday 6 December 2017 WHATEVER HAPPENED TO….? CASE 10: Mohapi Jihad Mohapi, Free State representative to the National Council of Provinces and chair of the Select Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs In February 2015 Mohapi Jihad Mohapi, chair of the Co-operative Governance and … Continue reading #NotOurLeaders Jihad Mohapi and 4 Others

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Why does Parliament continue to protect women abusers?

By Jen Thorpe On September 14th 2017, Mduduzi Manana, former Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, pleaded and was found guilty of three charges of assault. While he resigned from his post as Deputy Minister of Higher Education, he remains a Member of Parliament. Manana still an MP, despite being a women abuser. Prior … Continue reading Why does Parliament continue to protect women abusers?

Female State of the Nation: The health issues we should be concerned about

By Rebecca Hodes, Marion Stevens, and Jen Thorpe Marion: The State of the Nation speech happened last week and despite a number of health challenges continuing to face South Africans, far less was said about this than would have been the ideal. In fact, more was said about the Rhino protection programme. Within health the broad … Continue reading Female State of the Nation: The health issues we should be concerned about

Female State of the Nation: Part 4: Crime and Human Rights

By Jen Thorpe Read Part 1 'Where are We', Part 2 'Women and the Economy', Part 3: 'Energy and the Environment' As South Africans it seems that it is impossible to go a day without seeing a news headline of a violent attack in some form. Between 2006 and 2013, more than one million crimes … Continue reading Female State of the Nation: Part 4: Crime and Human Rights

The other half of the conversation: Osrin and daily violence

By Dela Gwala Last year, Tim Osrin made the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town infamous by attacking Cynthia Joni because he thought she was a sex worker. Five UCT students cemented this new found infamy by assaulting Delia Adonis on the pavements of Claremont. “ Racially-motivated” attacks is what the headlines cried. But in both these … Continue reading The other half of the conversation: Osrin and daily violence