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Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children announces new Director

January 1, 2018

The Management Board of the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children is pleased to announce the selection of Advocate Bernadine Bachar as its new Director. She will join the team in January 2018, following the departure of Ms Shaheema McLeod. The appointment was made after a highly subscribed search and recruitment process. Bachar has

Newborn found in dustbin

January 10, 2017

Crime & Courts / 9 January 2017, 11:44am ANA Reporter Durban – A newborn baby, wrapped in black plastic bags, was found dumped in a dustbin in central Durban on Monday. Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said that the baby had been found in a dustbin in the toilets on the second floor of the Commercial

Seven ways to raise awareness of violence against women

January 6, 2017

By: Patricia MacCorquodale | December 30, 2016 (WOMENSENEWS)–As a 20-something, I spent the last night of my first live-in relationship locked in my car, trying to stay warm and awake. A typical argument with my partner escalated. I had learned to read the tightening in his jaws and shoulders as indicators that physical violence was

Girl gang fears at Cape school

February 29, 2016

By: Saafia FebruaryCape Town – A vicious girl gang is causing havoc outside a Bonteheuwel high school where they are trying to recruit new members. Terrified learners at Modderdam High say they have become rich pickings for the all-girl A-Team of Golden Gate. But a gang war is now brewing because their rivals, the Stupas

Centre hosts open day for Women’s Month

February 8, 2016

The Saartjie Baartman Centre, together with their partner organisations, Gender Dynamix, Unani Tibb Medical Centre, Network on Violence Against Women, Anex and Nicdam, celebrated Women’s Month by hosting an Open Day for members of the community. Since opening their doors in 1999, more than 100 000 women and children, trans-gender people, human trafficking survivors and

Anushqah gets dressed for success

February 8, 2016

18 January 2016 at 12:24pm By: Robin Henney Cape Town – It’s a fitting start to the year for Anushqah van der Ventel. The matriculant, who achieved six out of seven distinctions, has been inundated with support and pledges of financial assistance after the Cape Argus reported that she would not be able to afford

Halle Berry still dealing with the effects of domestic abuse

February 8, 2016

By Zukiswa ZimelaNovember 6, 2015 The recently divorced Oscar Award-winning actress has opened up about how she is still dealing with the effects of having been in abusive relationships “It seems like I’ve overcome it, but I really haven’t. In the quiet of my mind, I still struggle. So, while I’m helping these women, I’m

No bail for the woman who ‘sold’ baby on Gumtree

February 8, 2016

2015-10-27 11:13 Ingrid Oellermann, The Witness Pietermaritzburg – A woman who allegedly “sold” her child for R5 000 after placing an advertisement on Gumtree, may plead guilty to a charge of human trafficking. This emerged on Monday when the 20-year-old mother from Azalea township near Imbali appeared briefly before a packed public gallery in the

Abuse mural moves residents to art

February 8, 2016

September 20 2015 at 12:38pm By Asanda Sokanyile Cape Town – A striking mural in Khayelitsha about the abuse of women has had an unusual effect on residents, who say they want more paintings depicting the problems facing their communities. The intense reaction to the recently painted mural, which includes statistics about abuse, has prompted

Load shedding exemption for gang-hit areas?

February 8, 2016

AREAS hard hit by gang violence may soon be exempted from load shedding, says the City of Cape Town. JP Smith, mayoral committee member for safety and security, has called for the urgent consideration of this exemption for Manenberg, Ottery and Hanover Park following attacks in that area over the weekend. “I have requested the