20°C / 22°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 31°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 27°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 26°C
  • 16°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 16°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 18°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 20°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 19°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 18°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 18°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 17°C
  • Fri
  • 35°C
  • 14°C
  • Sat
  • 33°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 32°C
  • 15°C
  • Mon
  • 33°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 33°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 32°C
  • 16°C
  • Fri
  • 27°C
  • 14°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 18°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 16°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 17°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 18°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 27°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 17°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 17°C
  • Fri
  • 25°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 28°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 15°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 15°C

Forum slams abuse of the elderly

The forum made the comments after a meeting with the Social Development Minister.

FILE:  The Western Cape Older Persons’ Forum wants harsher sentences for those convicted of abusing the elderly. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - Legislation must be tightened to ensure those who abuse the elderly are thrown in jail, the Western Cape Older Persons' Forum said on Friday.

It met with Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini this week to discuss the socio-economic problems facing the elderly across the country.

The minister said she was concerned about not only physical abuse, but also the financial manipulation the elderly suffer.

The forum's Alvira Kleinhans says many older people are stripped of their pensions.

"Older persons are kept in families and homes for the sake of their money."

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus