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Dec 2021

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A poem to my (absent) father – Daddy, where are you?

To: Father From: Your child. Dr. Rineé Pretorius Father, where are you? Your absence is audible. There is silence where your voice is supposed to be. Your absence is tangible. Only the cold wind around me where your arms are supposed to be. Father, who are you? I know only

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Press Release

Action Society welcomes the review of the Domestic Violence Act

Action Society actively supports the review of the Domestic Violence Act of 1998. A review of the Act is a step in the direction in the fight against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). In the quest to advocate for public participation, Action Society encourages citizens to respond and let their voices be

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Press Release

Rape case leaves trust in SAPS lingering

Action Society opposes the bail application of the South African Police Service (SAPS) official who allegedly raped a 29-year-old man from Gugulethu on Thursday, December 2.  The 31-year-old SAPS official appeared at the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Tuesday, after being arrested on Sunday, December 5 on charges of rape assault

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Broken families - Father in prison
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Fathers in prison

By dr. Rineé Pretorius. Disclaimer: The views presented by interviewees in this article and accompanying video is not necessarily that of ActionSociety. . According to the Department of Correctional Services (2021) South Africa, in 2019, had 162 875 inmates, of which nearly 97% were male, in 237 facilities. Which means

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Press Release

How can clueless Sitole protect women and children?

National police commissioner Khehla Sitole appeared clueless during his testimony at the SA Human Rights Commission hearing into the July unrest on Tuesday, when he could not recall the number of people who died in Phoenix. He also conceded that he did not have a National Diploma in Policing –

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