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Song calls for an end to GBV

As the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign kicked off in South Africa, a local of Bloemfontein made his voice heard through...

Movement takes to Bfn streets over GBV

This morning the South African Prisoners Unemployed Social Movement took to the streets and came together at the Glaspaleis in Bloemfontein to take a...

Excessive alcohol use killing young SA men – reveals research

Excessive alcohol use is behind the death in 80% of young South African men – the third-largest contributor to fatality and disability after sexually...

CUT bemoans #GBV death of student

The Central University of Technology (CUT) in the Free State bemoans the loss of a female student due to gender-based violence. OFM News reports, it...

Ramaphosa opens hospitality, cinema and personal care industries

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the reopening of several sectors of the economy, while bemoaning the violence being unleashed on women and children in...

Cele urges non-compliant residents to adhere to Level 3 restrictions

After embarking on a multidisciplinary operation in Soweto on Saturday, Minister of Police Bheki Cele found that some residents were still not adhering to...

Missing UFS student found

The 22-year-old University of the Free State student, Sipamandla Luwaca, who was last seen on June 8 has been found. OFM News reports, After a...

Ramaphosa renews call for communities and police to work together to...

As the body count of gender-based violence (GBV) victims continues to increase, President Cyril Ramaphosa has renewed his call on all South Africans to...

Victims of abuse silenced in lockdown

Gender-based violence (GBV) has been a major issue in recent times. However, as lockdown continues, there have been less reports related to incidents of...

Cele highlights ‘worrying’ 87,000 reported GBV cases during lockdown

Police Minister Bheki Cele has highlighted an alarming figure of 87,000 gender-based violence cases reported during the nationwide lockdown. The Citizen reports, speaking at the...

Support for victims of GBV during national lockdown

While South Africans are currently in the 21-day countrywide lockdown to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, for some, isolating at home presents additional...

More education needed on topic of GBV

Although the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign has come to an end, the gruesome acts experienced by women and children in...

Violence against women: FS residents call for decisive action

Matjhabeng residents in Welkom have expressed their anger towards rape incidents and the recent killing of women and children in the Free State. This was...

FS Legislature to scrutinise #GBV

Gender-based violence, which is enraging South Africans, will be in the spotlight on Wednesday during a dialogue between the Speaker of the Free State...

UFS amps up safety measures

The University of the Free State will take on student safety more firmly. This was the promise of Rector and Vice-Chancellor Prof Francis Petersen...

#She_Must_Not_Be_Next – not just another hashtag

Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights and is a global pandemic that affects women all over the world....

Join the march against gender based violence

A march against gender based violence, lead by the male MECs in the Free State is set to just after 12:00 today. According to Zama...

Women of Ward 36 say ‘enough is enough’

Last week the president of the ANC Women's League, Bathabile Dlamini, encouraged women across the country to stand together to fight against gender based...