Students dissatisfied with university responses to rape across SA's campuses

An investigation by EWN has revealed dissatisfaction regarding universities' policies and actions on rape across South Africa's campuses.

Rhodes University students [published names of their alleged rapists](http://took to a naked protest on campus and) and embarked on a naked protest against rape culture.

702's John Robbie spoke to Lisa Vetten, who is a Research Associate at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, regarding the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

It's been around for a very long time. In fact, the very first time a list of men of rapists came to light was at UCT in 1989. Even then, we had some kind of a crisis.

Lisa Vetten, Research Associate at Wits

It seems like in 2005 or 2006, things fell apart and it's because people became complacent.

Lisa Vetten, Research Associate at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research

Because rape is so serious, what happens is that other forms of sexual harassment seems minor in comparison.

Lisa Vetten, Research Associate at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Reseach

Vetten said that government needs to do more around the issue at universities by ensuring that universities have sexual harassment policies in place.

The crafting of policies can be left to the universities themselves but they should at the minimum check that there are policies.

Lisa Vetten, Research Associate at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Researcher
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