by Liezl Groenewald | Published on 25 September 2019 for The Ethics Institute monthly newsletter
As a string of monstrous acts of gender-based violence dominate the conversation in South Africa, we feel a desperate need to see it end. To demand solutions. To say “enough is enough” – because it is. After a somewhat delayed reaction, President Ramaphosa said, “There is a dark and heavy shadow across our land. The women and children of this country are under siege. There is a very violent and brutal war underway against the women of South Africa”. He wasn’t wrong.