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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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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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No bail for sexual predators and re-offenders

An alleged Facebook serial rapist from North West has retracted his bail application in the Ga-Rankuwa district court on Friday.  The accused was arrested on 19 October 2021 and is facing 15 charges of rape and 10 additional charges including attempted murder and kidnapping. “Action Society is of the opinion

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IOL: Concern after at least 161 sexual offence cases struck off the court roll since December

Cape Town – Community activists and pressure groups has expressed concerns over 161 sexual offence cases allegedly struck off the court roll since December in the Western Cape.   Read full article here: https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/concern-after-at-least-161-sexual-offence-cases-struck-off-the-court-roll-since-december-4138e623-9007-492a-8284-c14712b3c6da

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Press Release

General Sitole suspension shows how ANC has destroyed SAPS reputation

The ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) has completely destroyed the reputation of the South African Police Service (SAPS).   “A suspension like this during increasing levels of social unrest is reckless to say the least. Not only that, but it also means that challenges such as the gender-based

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Action Society calls for complete end of lockdown

Action Society has joined calls for lockdown to be scrapped in its entirety. The longer lockdown continues, the more people will become victims of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa. “Although South Africa is now on alert level one, there are still lockdown regulations which pose restrictions on an already

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Press Release

Accused in horrific Paarl murder case applies for bail

It was emotional scenes of bereaved and angry family members at the Paarl Magistrate’s Court today, as the accused in the brutal murder case of Siphokazi Booi brought a bail application. Members of the community protested peacefully in front of the court buildings, demanding that no bail be granted and

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