Covid-19 and the impact on vulnerable groups


The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has laid bare some of the challenges faced by society and the vulnerable groups in particular, whom the World Health Organisation (WHO) specifies as pregnant women, elderly people, malnourished people, and people who are ill or immunocompromised. These groups are further confronted with triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. The […]

GBV bill amendments should improve and strengthen laws to keep women safe


In an effort to reassess current gender-based violence (GBV) legislation, the Department of Justice and Correctional Services has introduced three GBV-related Amendment Bills in Parliament. According to the National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSMSA) and a variety of gender justice organisations, the Domestic Violence Amendment Bill, the Criminal Matters Amendment Bill, and the Sexual Offences […]

Urgent need for institutional responses to sexual and gender-based violence


Waking to news of gender-based violence (GBV) and the brutal murders of women, children and members of the LGBTQIA+ community is a daily occurrence that has become normalised and is engrained in our social fabric. In South Africa, rates of sexual violence are unacceptably high and comparable to contexts in active conflict; which is yet […]


Is 2020 the year Africa takes charge of its destiny?

Does 2020 mark the year Africa steps into its stride and takes charge of its destiny in the 21st century? While we’re still dealing with...


Fractured doesn’t mean broken

When Covid-19 hit, there were only four questions that took primary place in the human anxious hours of 3 am in the morning: Am I...


Development finance institutions pledge to sustain Covid-19 mitigation, livelihood recovery

Multilateral development finance institutions have pledged to continue to collaborate in their efforts to mitigate the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and accelerate...