SA to reinstate sexual offences courts

The South African government has announced that 22 sexual offences courts are to be reintroduced by the end of the 2013/14 financial year, with specially trained officials and equipment to reduce the chance of secondary trauma for victims.

Helping victims to become survivors

Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza on Monday launched the "From Victimisation to Survival" campaign, which calls on companies, communities and civil society organisations to adopt centres for abused women and children in the province.

Graça Machel – freedom fighter for life

Graça Machel has been the first lady of two countries – to each of them she has brought her extraordinary warmth, dignity and unerring belief in doing right.
Obama inspires tomorrow's leaders

Mandela bikers take on gender issues

Bikers for Mandela Day will be supporting various initiatives to drive awareness of gender-based violence issues this Mandela Month as part of the broader movement to inspire people to take action to change society for the better.

Creativity for a good cause

A pair of creative philanthropists has come up with the concept of iExist, through which the big questions are explored in art. But the driving force behind the project is to help the less fortunate through auctioning the works of art made under the iExist banner.

NMMU moves to minimise internet fraud

Internet banking fraud is on the rise all over the world – but a team from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University has developed a possible solution, using just a USB stick.
Social media to help Nigerian poll

South African trio in Wisden’s top five

South Africans Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis were among the five players named Cricketers of the Year in the 150th edition of the "Cricketer's Bible", Wisden, on Wednesday.

Condolences for helicopter crash victims

President Jacob Zuma has expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the five soldiers who died in a helicopter crash at the Kruger National Park on the weekend.

Mozzie candle creates buzz

South African indigenous herbal knowledge and modern technology have come together to create a recipe for success in an insect-repelling candle that is proven to surpass other similar products.
Homegrown malaria test kit lauded

Local NGO success in the UK

Local NGO Khulisa’s out-of-the-box programme on restorative justice has been exported to the UK, and is now part of a package of programmes being successfully implemented by an independent registered charity.
SA’s gallows now instrument of healing