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Two new safe houses for Gender-Based Violence survivors opened

Gender-Based Violence survivors opened

The Western Cape Department of Social Development has opened two new safe houses for survivors of Gender-Based Violence(GBV) on the Garden Route.

The opening of the shelters comes after the announcement by the National Minister of Public Works last year, that six national government-owned properties in the province would be made available as safe havens for women and children. According to recent crime stats, reported sexual violence cases increased by 74% in the last financial year.

Provincial Social Development Minister, Sharna Fernandez, says the safe houses come at a critical time for gender-based Violence survivors.

“We need a whole society approach. We need communities, we need SAPS, we need the justice system, we need every man and woman to commit to eradicating gender inequality and Gender-Based Violence. We must all commit to playing a role in eliminating the social injustices women experience daily in this country,” says Fernandez.

Source: IOL

In other news – #SkeemSaam: Tbose and Mapitsi finally getting married

Skeem Saam’s Tbose and Mapitsi are finally getting married after a 10 year on and off relationship.

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The couple is getting married between tonight and tomorrow, 30 and 31 August. Learn more


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