Action Society

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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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/) as it is flooding her inbox. Action Society’s #SwitchOffGBV campaign was launched after the head of the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), Major General Edward Ngokha,

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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 General Edward Ngokha, this morning confirmed that the current DNA backlog yesterday stood at 172,787 cases. “For the months of January and February 2021 no

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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 enormous impact on the handing over and processing of DNA tests as it is now done manually,” says Dr Rineé Pretorius, spokesperson for Action Society.

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Action Society welcomes GBVF Response Fund

Action Society welcomes the private sector-led, multi-sectoral Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Response Fund government launched yesterday. According to President Cyril Ramaphosa it is aimed at supporting the implementation of the National Strategic Plan (NSP), and the wider GBVF response in the country. “On government’s side this is a giant

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ACTION SOCIETY APPLAUSES REPEAL OF 20-YEAR TIME LIMIT ON SEX CRIMES

Action Society welcomes the announcement that President Cyril Ramaphosa on 20 December 2020 signed the Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (or Sexual Offences) Bill....
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DECISION TO START 2021 SCHOOL YEAR SHOULD BE BASED ON SCHOOL’S OWN MERIT, SAYS ACTION SOCIETY

Action Society calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa not to postpone the 2021 school year. Schools and their respective governing bodies should rather be given the...
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Power play by police arresting a dad for buying infant milk unacceptable

The pressure group Action Society strongly condemns the actions by members of the police for arresting a father who went to buy formula milk for...
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ACTION SOCIETY SEEK CLARITY ON ANC VIEW AFTER RAPE ACCUSED RECEIVED APPLAUSE OUTSIDE COURT TODAY

The pressure group Action Society is requesting that the 36-year-old ANC councillor of Alexandra steps down following his arrest on 1 January 2021 for allegedly...
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Nearly 70,000 female police officers at risk of EFF attack

The pressure group Action Society is urging president Cyril Ramaphosa to take immediate action against the EFF leader, Julius Malema, for threatening to attack police...
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BHEKI CELE AND HIS MALFUNCTIONING DEPARTMENT PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERY RAPE IN SA

Action Society holds the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, directly ex officio responsible for every woman and child being raped in South Africa (SA). This...
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Overwhelming support for Beaufort West baby rescued from a water drain

The reaction on social media is overwhelming after a day-old baby was found around 20h00 on Monday night in a Beaufort-West water drain — on...
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Give a child hope, pleas the pressure group Action Society on World Adoption Day

Annually more than 3,500 babies are found in sewer pipes, garbage bins, isolated fields and even buried in shallow graves because their desperate mother, due...
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Open self-managed labs and sexual offenses court to fast-track convictions, says Action Society

Action Society calls on government to empower civil society organisation to assist in addressing the inefficiencies in the DNA testing and investigation processes to accelerate...
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DNA backlogs in over 125,000 cases let’s rapists roam free

The National Forensic Science Laboratories (NFLS) has ground to a near halt as it simply has no consumables or maintenance contracts for the highly sensitive...
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End state of disaster to save our children

The pressure group Action Society is urging to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, to end the state of disaster...
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Policing the police is a hoax, says Action Society

The idea of phoning the police to report the police sounds as far-fetched as the outcome of government’s new toll free whistleblowing project will be....
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Final day to submit support regarding NRSO amendments

South Africans only have until today, 9 October 2020, to submit their comments and support online (www.dearsouthafrica.co.za/gbv/) regarding the amendment of gender-based violence legislation. Action...
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ANC man arrested for raping his daughters previously charged with rape

The former Mpumalanga MEC, Sikhumbuzo Eric Kholwane, who has been arrested on Monday for allegedly raping his two daughters, had been charged with the same...
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Action Society partners with DearSA to promote GBV amendments

Action Society and Dear South Africa (DearSA) have joined forces to encourage participation in the amendment process of legislation regarding gender-based violence (GBV). South Africans...
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RAMAPHOSA AMENDS NRSO BILL ACCORDING TO ACTION SOCIETY’S PLEA

Action Society welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO) will be made publicly available. For too long the pressure...
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NRSO: MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF ZIETSMAN

Without the thorough implementation of the National Register of Sex Offenders (NRSO), rapists like Reagan Zietsman get a chance to repeat their crime — for...
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Double life sentence for baby rapist Tshemese

Life sentence for convicted sexual offenders is not merely a punishment for destroying someone’s future.  This comes after a 62-year-old man, Madala Peter Tshemese, was...
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NRSO is not confidential, it’s non existent!

“In the past three years the National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO) was not yet fully implemented for the purpose of vetting any person in...
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NRSO TO CURB SA’S RAPE STATS

Though welcoming Cabinet’s announcement on Thursday’s that the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Bill has been approved, Action Society supports Herman Mashaba’s...
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