SABC News will have a special focus on gender-based violence (GBV) on Thursday 2 September on all its platforms, radio, TV and online.

In his New Year message on 31 December 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa said as countries around the globe battled the coronavirus pandemic, South Africa faced two pandemics; COVID-19 and the scourge of gender-based violence.

“In the face of both these pandemics, South Africans have remained resolute, determined to overcome the virus and determined to end Gender-based Violence., I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to every South African for the courage and the perseverance with which you have confronted this crisis. I want to thank the health and social services workers for taking care of people who are ill hungry or lonely,” the President said.

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