On Wednesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a raft of measures intended to turn the tide against abuse against women, including allocating R1.1bn in additional funding in the current fiscal year.

He said the cabinet resolved to re-direct the R1.1bn this financial year as a comprehensive response to such abuse, which has now reached crisis proportions. “It is the government’s intention that the funds appropriated for this programme will be raised from within the current budget allocation and will not require additional borrowing,” said Ramaphosa...

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