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Does the justice system do enough to protect the rights of children victims?

Does the justice system do enough to protect the rights of children victims?

4 June 2020 8:06 AM

During this Child Protection week Women and Men Against Child Abuse have chosen to focus on strengthening the criminal justice system, enhancing policies and ensuring adequate care, support and healing for victims of violence.

Children experience violence in all settings from the privacy of their homes to their neighbourhoods and from communities to their schools. Despite severe under-reporting, there are 51 cases of child sexual victimisation per day.

UNICEF research has found that over a third (35.4%) of young people have been the victim of sexual violence at some point in their lives. What cannot be denied is that our country is facing a pandemic of violence against women and children. Courts need to do more; the justice system needs to change and

Luke Lamprecht tells us why Advocacy Manager for Women and Men Against Child Abuse


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Bongani joined by Aurelie Kalenga, EWN’s Assignments Editor.

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Expect much higher increases of COVID-19 cases in the month of July in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. That is the warning from health minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize. But what can you and I do to flatten the curve?

A group of more than 173 doctors who have come together in response to the Covid pandemic, sharing ideas on how we can contribute to safe practices.

Bongani joined by Dr. Israel is here to answer your questions about COVID-19 that you are still not clear about.

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Update on Pedestrian Bridge collapses

6 July 2020 8:34 AM

Something that did not make headlines over the weekend, Gauteng MEC for roads and transport, Jacob Mamabolo, shared pictures of foot bridge that collapsed on the middle of the Old Vereeniging Road in Alberton. The City of Ekurhuleni is investigating the matter.

Bongani speaks to Mzwandile Masina, Mayor of Ekurhuleni

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What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn

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Gauteng’s schools readiness for more pupils to return to schools

6 July 2020 7:44 AM

As the Gauteng government approaches the National Coronavirus Command Council to allow it to reintroduce hard lockdown regulations, Gauteng department of education is planning to phase in more grades amid recording the highest number of infections for both teachers and learners.

Bongani joined by  Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Education.

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Data modelling calls for stricter restrictions as number of infections spike

3 July 2020 7:38 AM

If we are to go with what Premier of Gauteng David Mkhura said and the data modelling, things are not looking good for the province. Gauteng may become the first region of to go back to a harder level of lockdown, as coronavirus cases continue to soar in the province.

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Bongani joined by Professor Bruce Mellado of Wits University was also in attendance, and he brought some very stark data on the provinces hard data.

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