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Will gov have 58 sexual offences courts ready by September? No.

May 7, 2013

The South African government’s claim that it will establish 58 dedicated sexual offences courts, to be fully operational by September this year, appears to be untrue. No budget has been announced and there appears to be no clear framework for how the courts will operate.

East London cops can’t deal with rape

By MICHELLE SOLOMON and ZIPO-ZENKOSI NCOKAZI MANY police officers in the East London policing area do not know how to respond to rape cases, [an] investigation revealed. The investigation also found that a few did not appear to know the legal definition of rape. This week, [we] visited seven East London police stations and presented… Read More ›

Daily Dispatch distances itself from the National Press Club

In an editorial the Daily Dispatch has publicly distanced itself from the South African National Press Club and its decision to award the rhino the newsmaker of the year award for 2012. The decision was made over the Nkandlagate scandal, the Limpopo textbook saga and the Marikana tragedy.

The NPC votes ‘rhinos’ as newsmaker of the year = SA journos: “dafuq?!”

Since the National Press Club doesn’t seem able to put this on their own website, I will put it on mine.

This is an insult to all those killed, injured and still deeply affected by Marikana, including those journalists that covered that story. I’ve said this on other platforms, and I’ll say it again: the NPC does in no way represent me as a member of the South African press.

Tales from the floods – City Press

My report for the City Press on the October floods in the Eastern Cape, and how they affected people living in the Makana local municipality. Pictures by Adrian Frost.