Free State police spokesperson Col Thandi Mbambo confirmed to TimesLIVE that the woman's condition had improved dramatically.
She had been moved out of the intensive care unit into a general hospital ward as her health improved.
Asked if the victim had regained her ability to speak since the attack, Mbambo said while she was not able yet to speak properly, she was trying.
She was allegedly only able to detail the incident and give a description of her attacker by writing it down.
The suspect meanwhile has been remanded in custody after his appearance in the Ficksburg magistrate's court on Monday. He will appear again on Wednesday for a formal bail application.
He faces attempted murder, rape and robbery charges.