EDITORIAL | The media must challenge stereotypes, not uphold them
Miss SA Sasha-Lee Laurel Olivier has hit back at a report questioning whether she is pregnant
A year ago we expressed outrage about the deaths of dozens of women who were stabbed, shot, beaten or suffocated. We shared our anger on social media in the #aminext campaign, took to the streets and burnt candles in honour of those gone too soon.
Then there was a lull as keyboard activists found something else to tweet about and it fell to non-governmental organisations, who deal with gender-based violence, to continue their tireless efforts to raise funds and awareness to protect society’s vulnerable.
Until the past week, that is, when a wave of brutality again shocked us into action about the inescapable reality that women living in this country are not safe, even from the people who claim to love them...