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EDITORIAL | The fight against abuse must start in our homes and ...


EDITORIAL | The fight against abuse must start in our homes and streets

No law will change hearts and minds. We must exert influence on the men and boys in our midst


We can look for excuses for abuse against women and children in many different places.

Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa put the bulk of the blame on the abuse of alcohol. And how it makes men act out in unspeakable, evil ways.

Various NGOs the Sunday Times spoke to about the rise in abuse against women and children put alcohol very low on the list. The urge to hurt, kill and maim stems from an inability to deal with the frustrations brought on by the Covid-19-induced economic downturn, which meant job losses and decreased income, as well as cabin fever because of the lockdown...

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