Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sakhisizwe - Rape Crisis: Giving Support, Aiding Recovery, Seeking Justice.

On Sakhisizwe today, we were broadcasting live from Rape Crisis in Khayelitsha as part of the16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign. Rape Crisis offers face-to-face counselling by experienced counsellors at three centres in Cape Town (Athlone, Observatory and Khayelitsha)
- They also provide counselling for family members, partners, spouses or friends of the survivor.

- They offer a 24-hour crisis line and speak to survivors in English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa over the telephone.

- They offer ongoing social support in the form of support groups for survivors.


We spoke to Kholeka Booi - Training & Development Coordinator and Joyce Nomxhego – Counselling Coordinator.  


                                                 Nontsikelelo Mathole – Counsellor.

Rape Survivors shared with the listeners about how they were assisted by Rape Crisis.  


Leo Mbobi - MenCare Senior Trainer at Sonke Gender Justice Network also joined us. Over the next few weeks Bush Radio together with Sonke Gender Justice, is going to look at the role that fathers can play in the lives of their partners, children and in the reduction of HIV and AIDS. The programme is brought to you by MenCare. MenCare is a global campaign to promote men’s involvement as equitable, responsive and non-violent fathers and caregivers. For further information you can contact Sonke Gender Justice on (021) 423 7088 or visit or

# These OBs are brought to you by the Canadian Embassy as part of the Canadian Local Fund Initiative in partnership with Bush Radio.

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