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Justice denied?

SA's War on Women: Remembering Anene

In the third episode of this special Eyewitness News report, we track some of thee cases that made headlines in Bredasdorp. We find out what the challenges are facing SAPS in the area, and hear the story of one family caught in crushing grief, with no one punished for the rape and murder of their 16-year-old.

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Hope in the darkness?

In the fourth episode of this special Eyewitness News report, we ask whether any progress has been made in addressing the underlying issues that drive the levels of violence in Bredasdorp and surrounds. Seven years after the Anene Booysen case made global headlines, has anything really changed for the women and girls of the rural area?

A perfect storm: booze, drugs and grinding poverty

In the second episode of this special Eyewitness News report, we remember some of the other brutal and gruesome cases that have rocked the small town of Bredasdorp. The story of the town’s violent crimes against women didn’t begin or end with the Anene Booysen murder. We ask why some of the men in this sleepy Overberg town seem so prone to acts of grotesque and callous violence. Story by Shamiela Fisher, Kaylynn Palm and Lauren Isaacs Narrated by Lauren Isaacs Scripting and Production by Charlotte Kilbane

Incomplete justice?

In the first Episode, EWN travels to Bredasdorp and catch up with the family of Anene Booysen, the teenager whose rape and murder became a symbol of the broader issue of gender based violence. It was a moment around which a rallying call grew. It’s been more than seven years since the teenager was gang raped and murdered. EWN caught up with her family, and the family of the man who’s serving time for her murder. Story by Shamiela Fisher, Kaylynn Palm and Lauren Isaacs Episode one Narrated by Shamiela Fisher Scripting and Production by Charlotte Kilbane

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