Action Society

May 2021

Press Release

Cele fails South Africans yet again.

South Africans are up in arms about Police Minister Bheki Cele’s announcement last weekend, that the government is planning to remove law-abiding citizens’ right to own a firearm for self-defence. Action Society is particularly concerned about the impact this amendment to the Firearms Control Act will have on the continued

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Press Release

Ramaphosa’s answer betrays victims of GBV.

The civil rights organisation Action Society has criticised President Cyril Ramaphosa’s reaction to a gender-based violence (GBV) question raised in Parliament on Thursday, saying his feedback was inadequate and it betrays victims of GBV, like Felicia Mndlovu (17) and Chantelle Makwena (5). Ramaphosa informed parliament that only 3,534 of the

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IOL: Warning against making register for sex offenders public

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has warned against calls to make public the national register for sex offenders. Read more: NRS

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Press Release

Unmasking of international child pornography network welcomed

Civil rights organisation Action Society has applauded German authorities for shutting down a massive child pornography network this week. Speaking up against child pornography through their #Unmaskthemonsters campaign, the lobby group expects the South African Government to take the same serious action if the Swellendam farmer, who was arrested for

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