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Action Society advocates in support of the policies that defend the rights of women, children, the elderly and animals. We fight for those in need and campaign for principles that will make our communities safer. Driven by this purpose to give a voice to the voiceless we place arguments in the media that reaches hundreds of thousands of people every week. If you would also like to receive these statements, click here.
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IRRESPONSIBLE MALEMA THREATENS TO CLOSE SCHOOLS.

Action Society condemns the EFF’s threat regarding the closing of schools.  In a country where violent crime is prevalent and threaten the lives of all South Africans, especially those of innocent children, the EFF is making reckless comments concerning the closing of schools due to the Covid pandemic.  During a

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Bheki Cele: All talk and no action in resolving the DNA backlog crisis.

Action Society is disappointed in minister Bheki Cele’s responses regarding the DNA backlog crisis that was discussed during his budget speech in the National Council of Provinces on Wednesday. Although Cele detailed the steps that the South African Police Services (SAPS) will be taking to clear the massive backlog at

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Every week is Child Protection Week at Action Society.

South Africa is currently focusing on Child Protection Week which ends on 6 June. Action Society has reiterated their continued commitment to the safeguarding and protection of children in SA and will be implementing a 3-point plan to achieve this. Their 3-point plan that all South Africans can rally behind

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Cele fails South Africans yet again.

South Africans are up in arms about Police Minister Bheki Cele’s announcement last weekend, that the government is planning to remove law-abiding citizens’ right to own a firearm for self-defence. Action Society is particularly concerned about the impact this amendment to the Firearms Control Act will have on the continued

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Ramaphosa’s answer betrays victims of GBV.

The civil rights organisation Action Society has criticised President Cyril Ramaphosa’s reaction to a gender-based violence (GBV) question raised in Parliament on Thursday, saying his feedback was inadequate and it betrays victims of GBV, like Felicia Mndlovu (17) and Chantelle Makwena (5). Ramaphosa informed parliament that only 3,534 of the

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Unmasking of international child pornography network welcomed

Civil rights organisation Action Society has applauded German authorities for shutting down a massive child pornography network this week. Speaking up against child pornography through their #Unmaskthemonsters campaign, the lobby group expects the South African Government to take the same serious action if the Swellendam farmer, who was arrested for

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IRRESPONSIBLE MALEMA THREATENS TO CLOSE SCHOOLS.

Action Society condemns the EFF’s threat regarding the closing of schools.  In a country where violent crime is prevalent and threaten the lives of all...
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Bheki Cele: All talk and no action in resolving the DNA backlog crisis.

Action Society is disappointed in minister Bheki Cele’s responses regarding the DNA backlog crisis that was discussed during his budget speech in the National Council...
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Every week is Child Protection Week at Action Society.

South Africa is currently focusing on Child Protection Week which ends on 6 June. Action Society has reiterated their continued commitment to the safeguarding and...
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Action Society and DearSA partner up again to oppose amendments to the Firearms Control Act.

Action Society and Dear South Africa (DearSA) have once again joined forces to encourage participation in the proposed amendments to the Firearms Control Act.  Minister...
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Cele fails South Africans yet again.

South Africans are up in arms about Police Minister Bheki Cele’s announcement last weekend, that the government is planning to remove law-abiding citizens' right to...
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Ramaphosa’s answer betrays victims of GBV.

The civil rights organisation Action Society has criticised President Cyril Ramaphosa’s reaction to a gender-based violence (GBV) question raised in Parliament on Thursday, saying his...
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Unmasking of international child pornography network welcomed

Civil rights organisation Action Society has applauded German authorities for shutting down a massive child pornography network this week. Speaking up against child pornography through...
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News

Call for police to be honest about shortcomings in fight against Cape Flats crime

Cape Town - Pressure group Action Society said the ongoing war on the Cape Flats – where gangs shoot at each other, harming innocent bystanders,...
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SAPS neglects to mention firearm system shut down almost a year

The ongoing war on the Cape Flats – where gangs shoot at each other left, right and centre, harming innocent bystanders, primarily children – will...
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Action Society launches #Unmaskthemonsters campaign

Action Society strives to be a voice for the voiceless. That is why we intend to stand up against child pornography and demand legislation that...
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SAPS wastes millions that could have paid the FDA and resolved the DNA backlog

Another injection of R250 million has been set aside to deal with procurement problems and clear SA’s massive DNA backlog of over 172 787 cases....
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Child pornography arrests shock SA

Action Society is concerned after a fourth person since October 2020 has been arrested in South Africa in connection with child pornography.   According to...
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Media

Action Society lodges complaint with Public Protector on DNA backlog

Civil rights group Action Society has announced that it has lodged a complaint with the Public Protector (PP) against the SAPS and considering other legal...
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Action Society lodges a complaint against SAPS and considers legal action

Action Society is concerned about the extent to which the South African Police Service (SAPS) is misleading Parliament and fellow South Africans.  The lobby group...
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News

Turnaround plan to tackle DNA backlog implemented by SAPS

Cape Town - The police have implemented a turnaround strategy on its DNA backlog saga, and have adopted a project plan-driven approach to finalise the...
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Action Society relieved: FDA System to be switched back on

SAPS lies this morning caught up with them when a meeting with the Portfolio Committee on Police concluded that the FDA (Forensic Data Analysts) system...
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Action Society’s Virtual Protest Action successfully “flooding” Joemat-Pettersson’s inbox

The chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Police, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, yesterday asked the pressure group Action Society to desist from continuing their Virtual Protest Action (https://actionsociety.co.za/dna-backlog/)...
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FSL head admits SA’s DNA backlog is at 172,787

During the meeting of the National Forensic Oversight Ethics Board and the Portfolio Committee on Police, the head of the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), Major...
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Forensic DNA system has been down for almost a year

The forensic science laboratory's (FSL) electronic registry system, which manages evidence for DNA analysis, has been down for almost a year. "Obviously this has an...
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Follow Action Society’s Tweets regarding the DNA backlog on Tuesday

Action Society would now like to invite public and media members to engage in their live tweets as the status quo regarding the DNA backlog...
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