Action Society

Oct 2020

DNA backlogs in over 125,000 cases let’s rapists roam free

The National Forensic Science Laboratories (NFLS) has ground to a near halt as it simply has no consumables or maintenance contracts for the highly sensitive machinery has not been renewed. As a result over 125,000 cases — of which 92% are sexual assault kits — have not been processed, says

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End state of disaster to save our children

The pressure group Action Society is urging to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, to end the state of disaster with immediate effect. This comes after she indicated that she will be likely extending the lockdown regulations by another month.   “By prolonging the state

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Policing the police is a hoax, says Action Society

The idea of phoning the police to report the police sounds as far-fetched as the outcome of government’s new toll free whistleblowing project will be. This is the concern of Action Society after Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) yesterday launched a toll free number, 0800-111-969, through which citizens can report

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Final day to submit support regarding NRSO amendments

South Africans only have until today, 9 October 2020, to submit their comments and support online (www.dearsouthafrica.co.za/gbv/) regarding the amendment of gender-based violence legislation. Action Society and Dear South Africa (DearSA) decided on a partnership to gather the public’s insight on these life-changing proposals. The foreseeable adjustments promises that the

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