The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural and Linguistic Communities has expressed shock and concern about the extent of women abuse under customary marriage.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says necessary amendments are needed to South Africa’s laws and policies to ensure that perpetrators of gender-based violence are dealt with.
The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called for the integration of gender transformation in the school, college and university curricula.
With the focus on Women during August, the demonstrations in Cape Town at the same time as the WEF conference on Africa and the attention in the media the last few weeks on incidents of gender-based violence, Ipsos examines the diverse opinions that South Africans have towards issues of women’s place in marital relations as well as violence towards women.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has called for law enforcement agencies to be a safe space for people to report allegations of gender-based violence.