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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Action Society demands immediate resignation of Kannaland mayor

It is reported that Kannaland Mayor, Jeffrey Donson is expected to make an announcement on his political future today. Donson commented over the weekend: “Recent and ongoing media enquiries about my 2008 conviction on statutory rape and indecent assault have greatly startled and disrupted my family and me. Although the

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Crime stats paint a grim picture of fight against GBVF

The crime statistics for July – September 2021, which was announced by the South African Police Services (SAPS) today paint a grim picture for victims of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in South Africa. “From the figures released today, it is clear that the South African Police Services are not

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Action Society calls for removal of convicted child rapist as mayor

Residents from Kannaland municipality should know that their newly elected Independent Civic Organisation of SA (ICOSA) – a minor South African political party – candidates for Mayor and Deputy Mayor are both convicted criminals. One is a convicted child rapist that received a slap on the wrist and the other

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