Action Society

Jan 2022

Press Release

Removal of Kannaland’s convicted child rapist Mayor welcomed

Action Society welcomes the removal of Jeffrey Donson as Kannaland’s mayor.  A motion of no confidence against Kannaland’s convicted child rapist mayor was tabled in a council meeting held in the Kannaland Municipality on Wednesday, 19 January 2022,   Donson, will however, still hold a position as ward councillor representing the

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Press Release

GBV murder cop should be denied bail

Action Society opposes the bail application of Piketberg police officer, Richard “Makka” Smit who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend, Natasha Booise, on Sunday, 2 January 2022. “The seriousness of this crime questions the credibility of the South African Police Services (SAPS) recruitment process. We are continually faced with SAPS

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Press Release

More justice for rape victims as arrestees are forced to submit DNA sample

The civil rights organisation, Action Society, welcomes the implementation of Section 36D of the Criminal Law (Forensics Procedures Act).  The proclamation of this legislature will enforce the compulsory DNA sampling of offenders arrested on any schedule 8 offence, this sampling was not mandatory in the past.  Schedule 8 offenders include

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SAPS
Press Release

SAPS members neglected by Cele adding to rise in GBV cases

While many celebrate the start of 2022, two families in the Western Cape are in a traumatic state following the murders of their children  ̶  by their partners  ̶  over the past weekend. “Natasha Booise’s murder in Piketberg in the Western Cape this weekend seems to be yet another senseless

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