CAPE TOWN.  – At least 161 prosecutions in violent sexual crimes in the Western Cape had to be abandoned within a few months simply because of DNA evidence that could not be tested. A front-page report in Die Burger on 18th October quoted Gillion Bosman, a DA-LP and the DA Western Cape spokesperson for social development, […]

CAPE TOWN. The international day of rural women (on 15th October) recognizes the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security, and eradicating rural poverty. South Africa’s agricultural quarterly force statistics show that 60 to 80 % of labor in the sector is made up […]

CAPE TOWN. – Andrew Junor, chair of the Representative Council of Learners at SACS, believes that toxic masculinity is one of the root causes of gender-based violence and he sees traces of that toxic masculinity in boy schools as well as many co-ed schools in South Africa. The matric learner at SACS also believes that […]

CAPE TOWN. – Tobias Basson’s primary vision of healing and restoring people before making them self-sustainable agricultural entrepreneurs, and his partnerships with Dr. Ruben Richards at Namakawaland Sitrus and with Tina Thiart at 1000 Women Farm, are destined to transform the Sandveld region in the Western Cape into a hub for prospering women farmers, while […]

CAPE TOWN. – The international day of the girl child – celebrated on 11th October – focuses the attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. One of the great challenges girls face in South Africa is that their human rights are […]

CAPE TOWN. – Self-belief, bravery, networking, education, and hard work are the hallmarks of success of the women entrepreneurs who persevered, some of them despite unspeakable challenges like gender-based violence, and their inspirational addresses changed the way he approached his own job, said Mark Jennings. Jennings, station manager of Fine Music Radio, commented on the […]

Henrico Bekker is inspired by the motto that it is always a good time to do the right thing, and the right thing, on the weekend prior to his 38th birthday (on Sunday 3rd October 2021), was to inspire his friends and family to donate R1 per kilometer for the 300 km that he would cycle in […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in his weekly letter to the nation on Monday 4th October that the inaugural women’s economic assembly, which will convene in Gauteng later in the first week of October, will develop a common plan of action for advancing women’s economic empowerment. The 1000 Women Trust announced the Restart Network in July 2021 […]

CAPE TOWN. – One in five children are victims of sexual abuse in South Africa, representing 19.8 % compared to a global average of 18 % for girls and 8 % for boys. In the 2019/2020 Annual Crime statistics report, more than 24 000 children were sexually assaulted in South Africa. According to www.converation.com, it is […]

CAPE TOWN. – A new initiative in the Matzikama and Cederberg municipalities of the Western Cape to engage men and boys through a social mobilisation campaign to confront and prevent the scourge of rape culture and gender-based violence, is taking shape. The women-led organization 1000 Women Trust and the Ruben Richards Foundation will partner with […]