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The violent lives of Soweto’s children

February 28, 2018

Ninety nine percent of children involved in a Soweto study have been exposed to extreme forms of violence at some point in their lives, according to results from the Birth to Twenty Plus study published in the South African Medical Journal on Wednesday.

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Tackling rape culture in schools

January 22, 2018

How do we create a generation of young women who know their rights and young men who are less likely than their fathers to raise their fists? The Department of Basic Education believes we can learn from Sweden, and improve sexuality education in schools to teach learners about gender inequality, power, violence, and rape culture.

Policing the law: when rape survivors lose faith

December 11, 2017

For many victims of sexual violence, the law is not enough to protect them, particularly when rogue police officers use it as a tool for intimidation.

Health facilities fail rape survivors

November 29, 2017

Three-quarters of public health facilities designated to provide medical or forensic care for survivors of sexual violence, are unable to do so. 

Doctor accused of raping teen patient given R5 000 bail

October 19, 2017
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LIMPOPO = When the Nkowankowa Magistrate Court granted bail to the doctor accused of raping her 17-year-old daughter during a medical consultation, the child’s mother wept.

Doctor accused of raping teen patient faces 2nd count

October 18, 2017
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The medical doctor accused of raping a 17-year-old patient during a consultation last week recently has had his bail application delayed after a second rape charge was added to his docket.

Doctor remanded in custody for raping teen patient

October 13, 2017
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A general practitioner accused of raping a 17-year-old patient during a medical consultation at his surgery has appeared in court and been remanded in custody.