Action Society

Jul 2020

Press Release

Make National Register for Sex Offenders public urgently

President Cyril Ramaphosa fails to protect the most vulnerable members of our community. According to the latest annual crime statistics presented in Parliament today, sexual offences increased from 52 420 to 53 293. This is proof that the National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO) must be made public urgently. “The

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Keep children safe, open schools, says Action Society

The safety of children should be the primary concern in the debate around schools being closed or staying open. Our constitution provides for the right to basic education, but the student’s organisation Cosas’ ongoing campaign to disrupt schools and even harm learners, compromises this right. More than two million children

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Keep government accountable for state hospitals

Action Society today launched a petition to urge the government to clean up and turn around state hospitals. The sexual assault of a two-year-old in a Covid-19 isolation ward of the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Pretoria and rats drinking bloody water from blocked drains at the Livingstone Hospital

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ACTION SOCIETY PLEADS FOR 67 DAYS WITHOUT ABUSE FOR MANDELA DAY

A woman is killed every three hours in South Africa and over 110 cases of rape are reported daily. According to South Africa’s crime statistics released by the police in parliament on 12 September 2019 a total of 1,014 children were murdered from April 2018 to March 2019. “Even though

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APPEAL TO REVISE SENTENCE OF MPUMALANGA STEPDAD RAPIST TO 67 YEARS

“Life sentence for convicted sexual offenders are not merely a punishment for destroying someone’s future. Soon we will be celebrating Mandela day and our current situation does not reflect the legacy of freedom and safety our beloved former president dreamt of for this country.” This disappointed reaction from Action Society comes

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ACTION SOCIETY CONDEMNS ISOLATION RAPE OF 2-YEAR-OLD

President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Department of Health and the South African Police Department (SAPD) are failing the children of South Africa. This comes after Gauteng police opened an investigation into allegations that a two-year-old was raped during her obligated stay in a Covid-19 isolation room. According to an aunt the

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