The ghost of ‘Khwezi’ – the woman who accused Jacob Zuma of rape in 2006 – continues to haunt him, just as the spectre of rape continues to haunt South Africa.
South Africa's past tells us that, under certain conditions, women mobilise in ways that produce significant political results. But the country's present shows how easily these gains can evaporate.
Various commentators have wrongly over the last 22 years said that black people voted blindly for ANC governments. There's no better example why the academy needs a dramatic post-colonial overhaul.
Recent legal changes must be accompanied by a cultural shift.
The widely-held assumption that murder rates have been increasing in South Africa in the past two decades is incorrect – and it may divert attention from a new problem that needs attention.
The ‘functional immunity’ granted to UN officials made good sense when the body was founded after World War II. But as its organisational functions have expanded, so has this immunity.
German criminal law has not recognised rape unless the victim physically resists the attack. But a high-profile trial could be about to change that.
The Stanford rape case ignited a social media fury and started discussions around rape that are long overdue.
A debate has erupted over the recent sentencing in the Stanford sexual assault case, with questions being asked over the judge's bias, but could the same be said of jurors in other rape cases?
One reason for the series’ success can undoubtedly be found in its spectacle of violence and sex.
The number of people in slavery across the world is on the rise, or maybe researchers are just getting better at counting.
Seemingly poles apart, Donald Trump and Jacob Zuma have something in common: they are both prominent patriarchs with populist support. And they both count women among their staunch supporters.
Anti-rape protests at a South African university have far bigger implications for the country's ongoing fight against rape culture and patriarchal gender norms.
Is it defamatory to ‘name and shame’ alleged rapists? Absolutely, according to South African law – and those who share that information on social media are liable too.
A violent attack on a female student at one of South Africa's prominent universities was not an isolated incident. It told a universal tale of how patriarchy still rules.
University campuses are prime locations for rape culture. What can be done about this reality?
April is sexual assault awareness and prevention month. It also is the month many young people make final college choices. Here's what you need to know.
By speaking out about sexual violence and creating safe online spaces to seek support, victim-survivors may also encourage others to report the crime.
It's old-fashioned, out of date and varies massively from school to school.
We mustn't allow convicted rapists or abusers to continue as role models.