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The People Opposing Women Abuse, the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy are deeply concerned by the spates of rape perpetrated against women in the country.
As organisations working towards the eradication of violence against women and children in the country, we find it deeply concerning that the such atrocities have been committed against women and reported to the South African Police Services since 2016 and none of the perpetrators have been identified by the Police. These incidences of rape by white and silver quantum’s in the Johannesburg area are indication of the conflict environment that women are exposed to, we are not safe in our homes and nor in public spaces. So many us women rely on the public transport system as a mode of transportation …how then can women feel safe when a culture of impunity and misogyny is the dominant narrative in the country… Read more

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Qwelane’s anti-gay column offensive but not hate speech‚ lawyer argues

Former journalist and ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane’s 2008 Sunday Sun column‚ criticising the Constitution’s acceptance of same-sex marriage‚ was offensive but not hate speech.

Musandiwa was defending Qwelane and the column he penned‚ which the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) found amounted to hate speech.

In the column Qwelane suggested the Constitution’s acceptance of gay marriage would lead to “some idiot [demanding] to marry an animal“. The column also endorsed Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s stance on homosexuality… Read more

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Qwelane’s bigotry not hate speech, lawyer tells court

ORMER journalist and ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane’s 2008 Sunday Sun column criticising same-sex marriage was offensive but not hate speech.

This was the argument Qwelane’s lawyer, Musatondwa Musandiwa, started outlining yesterday in the Johannesburg High Court… Read more


Qwelane’s bigotry not hate speech

Qwelanes bigotry article


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