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Social Development

To mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the Deputy Minister of Social Development, Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu in partnership with the MTN Foundation and the Gauteng Department of Social Development, will on Tuesday, 25 June officially hand over a multimedia centre at the Life Recovery Centre, Randfontein under the theme: “Health for […]

Sexual Offences Act referred back to Parliament after convicted rapist shock

Cape Town – The Western Cape High Court has referred the Sexual Offences Act back to Parliament for changes, after a convicted rapist committed another rape while employed as a security guard at a crèche. Cassiem Abrahams raped an 11-year-old girl who lived across the street from the crèche where he worked in Bonteheuwel. He […]

Hope to Heal Foundation launches books and magazine

Source: The foundation’s mission is to help people to live free from violence and abuse by providing quality, compassionate, confidential and reliable services that foster self-respect, independence and hope. HOPE to Heal Foundation held a dinner to launch its new magazine on February 1 at the Pyramid Conference and Venue Centre in Selby. Executive […]

Was Delhi gang rape India’s #Metoo moment?

Source: Five years after the notorious gang rape and murder of a 23-year old physiotherapy student on a bus in Delhi, the BBC’s Geeta Pandey asks if India is a better place for women today. First, a recap of the horrific crime – the young woman and her male friend had boarded the bus […]

Triple talaq: How Indian Muslim women fought, and won, the divorce battle

Source: The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that the controversial practice of instant divorce in Islam is unconstitutional. It is being hailed as a huge victory by rights activists. But the battle was not easy, as the BBC’s Geeta Pandey in Delhi explains. Over the years, Muslim women in India have complained of living […]