African National Congress Women’s (ANCWL) League president Bathabile Dlamini has appealed for tolerance from activist groups protesting against gender-based violence in Sandton, north of Johannesburg.

Dlamini and a group of ANCWL members clad in ANC regalia received a cold reception from some of the activists gathered outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

The protesters from groups working on gender-based violence wants big businesses to come on board and help fund initiatives aimed at fighting the scourge.

Dlamini has called on the organisations to collectively work towards a speedy response to challenges facing women.