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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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 Society and Dear South Africa (DearSA) decided on a partnership to gather the public’s insight on these life-changing proposals. The foreseeable adjustments promises that the

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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 crime in 2011.   “If the amended legislation regarding the National Register of Sex Offenders (NRSO) had been in place, this probably would have never

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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 have until 9 October to submit their comments and support online regarding these life-changing proposals.   “To facilitate the participation process, we decided on this

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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 group urged government to make it accessible to all South Africans, and campaigned that the names of all sex offenders should be added to the

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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 a third time. On Tuesday Zietsman pleaded guilty in the Bredasdorp Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder and rape of the 6-year-old Delvina Europa last

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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 convicted on Friday for raping a 15-month-old baby. Action Society requests the National Prosecuting Authority to push for the highest sentences conceivable. “How can a

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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 the register. The vetting process was only implemented last year because the development and update of the NRSO database was finalized last year.” This shocking

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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 belief that harsher sentencing for rapists should be considered. The South African entrepreneur, politician and the former Mayor of Johannesburg stated that he want to

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