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Aug 2022

Press Release

Action Society calls out Cele trying to deflect delay of DNA Act

“It is outrageous that the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, now suddenly sees the urgency of the implementation of the DNA Bill when he was directly involved with its delay,” said Ian Cameron, director of community safety at Action Society. “To insinuate that he was always championing the speedy implementation

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Press Release

Action Society presents GBV workshop in Heideveld

Action Society celebrated National Women’s Day by empowering women from the Heideveld community in Cape Town against Gender-based Violence (GBV). Some 50 women attended the workshop presented along with Personal Safety. They used the chance to speak about their concerns of safety that include gang violence and drugs, as well

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Glenda Arendse
Action Stories

Lentegeur’s Glenda Arendse: A passionate community motivator

With a black walkie talkie in her hand, the fearless and confident Glenda Arendse walks the streets on a cold, dark winter’s morning. Just after 5.30 am, the Lentegeur Neighbourhood Watch chairperson and her team, dressed in blue and yellow tracksuits, are busy patrolling the area, where gang violence is

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Press Release

GBV survivor docket found after Action Society press conference

It is with a small sense of justice that Action Society received the news that the missing docket of Gender Based Violence victim Janelle Laattoe has been found after being lost by senior members of the Delft SAPS. Action Society was notified on 5 August 2022 that Laattoe’s docket has

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Press Release

Survivors of gender-based violence start speaking up against failure of criminal justice system – Action Society tells government not to celebrate Women’s Month

“I’ve been silent since 2018, but now I will tell my story, unlike the women like me who never got the chance,” said Janelle Laattoe, a survivor of gender-based violence. “I had to endure postponed court appearances for over a year, my abuser walked free, assaulted three other women and

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Press Release

MEDIA INVITE: How the South African criminal justice system fails GBVF victims – A victor’s story

In contrast with South Africans celebrating women during August, the country’s criminal justice system fails miserably in supporting victims of gender-based violence and femicide.   “There is no cause to celebrate,” says Ian Cameron, Action Society’s director for community safety. “If perpetrators do get arrested, they receive laughable bail conditions.

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