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South Africans have been very vocal in fighting violence against women as well as adding to the ‘Save Our Children’ movement so here is your chance to make a difference!


South Africa (30 September 2020) – Care Protect Invest – South Africa (CPI SA) sent out a notice yesterday to ask for public participation on several bills that are open for amendment. These bills aid in the protection of women and children. Now, when voices are fighting so hard to be heard, participating in these bills can make the greatest difference!

CPI SA welcomes proposed amendments to three Bills that will change the way the public, government departments, law enforcement and the courts deal with cases of violence against women and the vulnerable.

These three Bills are now open for written submission and public comment on parliament’s website here.

The main aim of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Bill, also referred to as the Sexual Offences Act is:

  • To extend the scope of the offence of incest;
  • Introduce sexual intimidation as a new offence;
  • To include the particulars of persons in the National Register for Sex Offenders, and;
  • The regulation of the reporting duty of persons who are aware that sexual offences have been committed against children.

The purpose of the Domestic Violence Amendment Bill and the Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Bill are to regulate how responsible persons, departments and courts should deal with acts of domestic violence.

“We are pleased that parliament realises how important it is to have these Bills as exhaustive as possible to protect the vulnerable members of our society,” says Dinah Bronkhorst, the Executive Head of CPI SA (Care Protect Invest South Africa). “No act of violence against a child, woman or elderly person is acceptable. These actions should carry the severest punishment possible for perpetrators.

“However, when the community takes responsibility by reporting on suspicious behaviour, we protect them against extreme acts of violence.”

CPI SA calls on the public to comment and write submissions to support the proposed amendments before the closing date of 9 October 2020.

CPI SA is a non-profit organisation involved with uplifting communities through care initiatives such as food parcel distribution, foster homes, daycare centres and care homes. CPI SA protects the vulnerable by transforming children’s courts to child-friendly environments, offering counselling and trauma support for sexually abused children and feeding programs.

Its Innovative interventions promote education, social and economic development. You can find out more via their website here.

Sources: CPI SA – Supplied
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