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They Gwent and did it again! Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales released to rave reviews

December 4, 2018

In Thronebreaker we follow war veteran Meve, the Queen of Lyria and Rivia, as she faces an imminent invasion from the Nilfgaardian Empire, betrayal within her ranks and her own thirst for revenge.

It’s an RPG card game and, even if you’re not usually into card games, the riveting storyline; excellent voice acting; and complex, memorable characters make Thronebreaker well worth deviating from whatever latest battle royal you find yourself in.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Why Rhodes’ heavy handed action against student activists is misplaced

Rhodes University dealt a strong hand against alleged “criminality” by permanently excluding at least two of its students involved in last year’s #RUReferenceList protests – sparking the ire of anti-rape violence activists around the country.

Students Yolanda Dyantyi and Dominique McFall were charged and found guilty by the university for kidnapping and insubordination. Dyantyi was also found guilty of assault and “engaging in offensive/defamatory conduct”. The two were excluded from the university for life.

South Africa’s economic gender gap and wage inequality further perpetuate violence against women

South Africa’s gender gap regarding economic opportunity and participation is growing, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Earlier this month the WEF released its Global Gender Gap report for 2017, which found that the gender gap widened globally for the first time in a decade.

The evolution of the Sexual Offences Act in South Africa, in effect for 10 years

South Africa has some of the most progressive legislation regarding sexual violence today. But this wasn’t always the case.

Joburg’s new ‘lady of the Orient’ Saigon Suzy is just as racist and sexist as #Misohawni

A couple of white bro former night club owners caused quite the stir on social media this week when it was revealed that their Asian mishmash restaurant in Melville was billed with the classy name: Misohawni. Or phonetically: “me so horny”.

SEX COLUMN: Dear High and Dry

Foreplay is exceptionally fun. And it’s not there just to get your partner hard, foreplay is especially important to wet your appetite, as well as your vagina.

Let’s talk about sex, ethically

Think back to your high school sex education classes (assuming you had any). If they were anything like mine, they were limited to images of putrefying genitals — blighted with some or other sexually transmitted illness — and birth control (“Be wise, condomise!”).

Teacher convicted of sexual offence on minor remains in classroom

Found guilty of sexual assault on daughter but teaching school kids. By ZISANDA NKONKOBE A teacher, who was convicted of sexually abusing his then 15-year-old daughter last year, is back teaching children at an Eastern Cape school. This has infuriated parents who want the man to be dismissed from the school. In court papers, which the… Read More ›

Hysteria grips East London as social media rumours of child snatchers go viral

THE Dispatch was inundated with panicked parents and guardians calling this week as rumours raced across social media platforms of a child trafficking syndicate in the city. One kidnapped child after another flew around Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and Blackberry Messenger, long after police said the stories were false.

The woman who cried wolf – and why we should always believe her

Quite a bizarre exchange has taken place on this website over the last couple of days. I’ve decided to write about it to clarify my stance, as well as to address the immensely problematic issues that have flared up as a result of what went down.

My experience of white violence #1

The most horrific and violent things that happened to both me and my family were not perpetrated by the anonymous black stranger, not by anyone impoverished or convicted of criminal acts, but by people we knew. Our friends, our family. People who also happened to be white.

Steve Hofmeyr’s position on white men’s violence against white women

.@steve_hofmeyr Okay, Steve, let’s sum up your position so far. — Michelle Solomon (@mishsolomon) October 13, 2013 .@steve_hofmeyr 2. Rape survivors who speak partner rape are “the enemy of women”, even thought this kind of rape is the most common. — Michelle Solomon (@mishsolomon) October 13, 2013   .@steve_hofmeyr 3. When black men harm white… Read More ›

Con court ruling against ‘teen sex’ law protects rape survivors’ rights

Last week’s Constitutional Court ruling decriminalising consensual sexual relationships between teens was met with moralising outrage across the country. Sensationalist media fanned the flames of indignation by failing to contextualise the law’s effect on teen sexual relations – including rape.

Under the impugned sections 15 and 16 of the Sexual Offences Act (SOA) teenage rape survivors, especially girls, run the risk of being criminally charged for being raped.

Police minister presents “false crime data” – Institute for Security Studies

POLICE Minister Nathi Mthethwa has been accused of presenting false crime statistics data today. Researchers at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) told the Daily Dispatch in an exclusive interview, that the calculations presented by Mthethwa were wrong. Democratic Alliance shadow minister of police Dianne Kohler-Barnard also said she believed it was a deliberate attempt… Read More ›

Payback as Tholeni killer is sentenced to life in prison

FOR five years, Bulelani Mabhayi went undetected as he raped and murdered women and children in a small Eastern Cape village. Yesterday it was payback time for his victims’ relatives when the courts gave him 25 life jail sentences for a crime spree that has made him one of the most prolific serial murderers in… Read More ›