Anene Booysen


Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Is violence against women too common, too ordinary to qualify as interesting?

Back in February gender-based violence dominated media and public talk when South Africans declared themselves woken up, disgusted, outraged and horrified after the rape and murder of working class, black Anene Booysen and the murder of middle class, white Reeva Steenkamp (both by their boyfriends; though Reeva more than Anene). Yet, by the time International

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

In Memory of Anene Booysen

Guest Post by Melinda Fantou The road that leads to Bredasdorp, a small town about 180 km from Cape Town, meanders through barren fields shaved of the wheat they once nursed to maturity. The sheep sidle through...

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Why is South Africa such a violent society

Post by Palesa Mazamisa* The heinous, brutal rape and subsequent slaughtering of Anene Booysen in South Africa’s Western Cape province has brought into the open, once again, the miry underbelly of our rainbow nation. At the heart of violence...