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Violence Against Children Costs South Africa R238.58 Billion Annually, Researchers Say

Violence Against Children Costs South Africa R238.58 Billion Annually, Researchers Say

A study commissioned by the children’s rights organization found the long-term effects of emotional, physical and sexual abuse have direct impact on the country’s economy.

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Over 200 domestic abuse cases a month

Over 200 domestic abuse cases a month

To commemorate the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, Mitchell’s Plain Network Opposing Abuse held its annual inter-cultural White Prayer Day at the Beaconvale Frail Care community centre on Wednesday November 23.

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Statistics show a high domestic violence rate in Athlone

Statistics show a high domestic violence rate in Athlone

The MEC for Community Safety, Dan Plato took the department’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign to Kewtown last Wednesday, November 23.

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16 Days of Activism campaign launched

16 Days of Activism campaign launched

Six hundred people took to the streets of Kraaifontein on Thursday in support of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, which was officially launched on Friday November 25.

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VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COST SA ECONOMY OVER R238BN

VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN COST SA ECONOMY OVER R238BN

Premier David Makhura and community safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane have been presented with statistics about the levels of violence children in South Africa experience.

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R238 billion spent fighting violence against children

R238 billion spent fighting violence against children

“We must work together because the challenge we are facing is enormous. The figures are shocking. On this day we are saying NO to abuse and violence against children. Not under our watch,” Gauteng Premier David Makhura said.

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