To honour our late leader Ahmed Kathrada
Thursday 06 April 2017; In President Jacob Zuma’s state of the national address this year, he emphasised Governments focus on transforming the economy so that all South Africans will benefit, especially the poor, and as noted by the President the majority being black women.
As the Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) we note with concern the recent events. On Thursday 30 March President Jacob Zuma made 20 changes (10 ministers and 10 deputy ministers) to his national executive. It is the 11th time he has reshuffled the executive, since his first national executive in May 2009.
An integrated plan to curb taxi rapes should be driven from the top—by government.
By Sehaam Samaai, Director of the Women’s Legal Centre
It is with devastation that we at the Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) take note of the latest taxi rape in Johannesburg and of the many women who are coming forward to reveal information about sexual assaults by taxi drivers.
Following reports of these assaults, former Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has condemned the spate of taxi-related rapes and sexual assaults in Johannesburg and vowed that the owners of any taxis used by the perpetrators will be dealt with harshly if it emerges that they are registered operators. She has promised taxi commuters in Johannesburg that the perpetrators will be found and brought to book.