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Violence Against Women

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Memorandum on Gender Based Violence for march in Cape Town on 23 May 2008

This memorandum will be handed over today at a march in Cape Town.

Violence against women: Hate Crime, murder of Lesbian Eudy Simelane,Banyana Banyana midfilder

Hate Crime: The murder of Eudy Simelane 31-year-old Eudy Simelane former Banyana Banyana midfielder was gang raped and stabbed to death, last week Monday 28th of April 2007. Her body was laid to rest last week Sunday 4th of May. She was murdered in KwaTema, Ekurhuleni east of Johannesburg, returning home with friends from a tavern. She was confronted by a gang who allegedly gang raped and repeatedly stabbed her to death. Her half-naked body was found in a field near the hostel KwaThema last Tuesday.

TAC to Take Action to Stop Criminals Threatening its Members in Khayelitsha

Since 2003 TAC Khayelitsha members have been actively involved in campaigns against violence, particularly violence against women, children, gays and lesbians.

On 16 December 2005, a TAC member 18 year old Nandipha Makeke, was raped and murdered. On the same day another member, Mandla Nkunkuma, was attacked and shot. Mandla Nkunkuma identified his attacker as Yanga Janet who was later arrested for the rape and murder of Nandipha Makeke.

TAC Electronic Newsletter

 Summary

  • Western Cape Health Department receives an extra R332 million to improve service delivery and increase the number of beds at public hospitals
  • TAC statement on the slow pace of ju

TAC Electronic Newsletter

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  • Defend media freedom: Use Health Laws to Prosecute the Real Criminals!
    TAC statement condemning the threat to arrest Sunday Times journalists.
  • Doctor claims unfair discrimination dismissal by Mpumalanga Provincial Dept of Health, linked to providing AIDS treatment.
    AIDS Law Project statement on a case the organisation has taken to the labour court.

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TAC condemns hate murders

TAC has learnt from the Positive Women's Network that on Sunday 8 July in Soweto Meadowlands, Sizakele Sigasa, an outreach coordinator at Positive Women’s Network and a lesbian and gay rights activist, and her friend Salome Masooa, were tortured and brutally murdered.  Sizakele was found with her hands tied together by her underpants and her ankles tied together by her shoelaces, with three bullet holes i

TAC Electronic Newsletter

 

TAC Electronic Newsletter

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  • Westville prisoners case: How TAC/ALP/prisoners will respond to the Department of Correctional Services appeal (State's appeal and prisoners' application for Durban High Court order to be executed will be heard on Thu

TAC Electronic Newsletter

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