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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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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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Article

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
Article

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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Child rapist is elected as MAYOR in South Africa – with convicted fraudster voted in as his deputy

Convicted child rapist elected mayor in South Africa’s Kannaland MunicipalityJeffrey Donson was found guilty of statutory rape in 2008 Along with the mayor, convicted fraudster Werner Meshoa was elected deputy Action Society, a pressure group lobbying against gender-based violence, called for the new Mayor Donson and Deputy Mayor Meshoa to be removed

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