R1bn not enough to curb the 'demon of patriarchy' that is gender-based violence - Ramaphosa

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- news24.com | 2 weeks ago

A billion rands is not enough to eradicate gender-based violence, which is caused by the "demon of patriarchy", President Cyril Ramaphosa told the National Council of Provinces on Thursday.

Last month, after a spate of high profile incidents of gender-based violence swept over through the country, Ramaphosa addressed a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament. During that sitting, he announced the government would reallocate R1.

1bn in additional funding this financial year to dispel the "dark and heavy shadow" of gender-based violence that has been cast across the country.

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