Government is stepping up its fight against gender-based violence and femicide.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will unveil the government’s declaration against the abuse of women and children and open a new Sexual Offences Court at the Booysens Magistrates’ Court in Johannesburg on Thursday morning.
The declaration is one of the outcomes of the National Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Summit held last year.
The summit sought to come up with a coordinated national response to the scourge.
The court will also provide Family Law Services such as maintenance, harassment and children’s court.