The release of Oscar Pistorius has sparked a global conversation about violence against women, reigniting discussions on the issue. The case is being handled according to global legal norms, with a focus on a fair trial and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. South Africa’s dedication to restorative justice is reflected in Pistorius’s release terms, which include participation in anger management and genderbased violence therapy. Despite this, there has been resistance to the decision to grant him parole, with women’s advocacy groups arguing that his release sends a problematic message. The case serves as a reminder of the ongoing need for thorough due process and societal selfexamination in addressing issues as profound as violence against women.
The community and family of former Banyana Banyana captain Khabo Zitha have been left in shock and sorrow after her sister, Lindiwe Zitha, was brutally attacked by her boyfriend over the weekend. The attack, which took place during a load shedding bout, has resulted in Lindiwe being in a coma and fighting for her life in a Gauteng hospital.
“RISE The Siya Kolisi Story” is a documentary that tells the story of Siya Kolisi, the first black captain of South Africa’s national rugby team. Directed by Tebogo Malope, the film portrays Kolisi’s challenging upbringing in South Africa, marked by poverty, systemic racism, and violence, and the role rugby played in his life. The documentary goes beyond sports, highlighting his leadership both on and off the field, which has inspired a nation grappling with historical injustices.