Gender-based violence: SA’s living nightmare
SA is rushing to roll out its first national plan to fight gender-based violence. But as bureaucracy stalls progress, violence continues. And there is confusion about the hotspots needing extra resources
Inside Roots Butchery in the town of Acornhoek in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, a butcher in red overalls guides a slab of beef through a meat saw. The blade screeches through bone. Around him, workers are preparing packages for Saturday morning shoppers. To the left, a curtain of raw sausage hangs from stainless steel rails.
There’s a normality to the scene that belies the trauma of recent events...