Response that places only police stations at the centre is bound to fail

Empower NGOs to tackle gender-based violence crisis

Mbuyiselo Botha Gender Imbizo

Police minister Bheki Cele recently released the list of 30 hotspots identified as needing special attention and targeted interventions when it comes to gender-based violence.

The list was compiled based on nine key variables, including the number of cases reported to the SAPS during the 2019/2020 financial year. These cases included, rape, human trafficking for sexual offences, kidnapping for sexual offences and domestic-related human trafficking. Reported domestic violence related to cases of murder, rape, attempted murder and assault were also considered when compiling this list...

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