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System fails women desperate for safety

Domestic violence survivors rely on shelters to help leave life threatening relationships – and navigate the obstacles of the criminal justice system.

Booklet: The Road to Recovery – You and Rape

This Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust booklet provides information for rape survivors including how to report a rape, what to do medically after an assault and how to report poor treatment by the police.

My rape was a joke to my friends

August 3, 2015
OurHealth   Sexual Violence   Survivor Stories  

Samkelo Mabaso* was raped by a stranger in Nelspruit last November, but when he told his friends they laughed at him so he decided not to report the rape.

Why do men rape? Gender-based violence documentary premiere

December 11, 2014
Gender   Survivor Stories   Violence  

South Africa may have one of the highest rape rates in the world, similar to countries at war but why do men rape? Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking and Health-e News investigate in this latest documentary.

Free State university cancer survivor gives back

It was supposed to be a time of celebration but, for Cebile Zulu, passing matric coincided with devastating news.

Trying to prevent more Thabo Mwales

March 23, 2012
Survivor Stories   Tuberculosis (TB)  

With only one lung as a result of tuberculosis, Thabo Mwale is a man on a mission. He wants to protect others from going through the same experience he did.

‘€˜This TB has changed my life’€™

March 22, 2012
Survivor Stories   Tuberculosis (TB)  

Eighteen years after contracting tuberculosis, Thabo Mwale still suffers from the damage caused by the infection as he now has only one functional lung.