Archives for August, 2012

Commemorating National Women’s Day

The Trauma Centre invited women from a farm in Piketberg to commemorate National Women’s Day. The aim was to educate the women around domestic violence and to give them an opportunity to get in touch with their inner woman, discovering their own strengths and sharing their life experiences with other women. The 17 women were […]

An interview with a novelist Jamala Safari

Q&A with Jama Safari, the author of the novel ‘The great agony and pure laughter of the gods’ Many people hear about the refugees and war in Congo, the child soldiers, the human trafficking issues, but very few get to feel closer to any of this. Jamala’s novel covers this mystery very well. It doesn’t […]

Anti-torture day seminar

At long last the Prevention and Combating of Torture of Persons Bill has been passed in parliament. On Tuesday, 26 June 2012 The Trauma Centre and The South African No Torture Consortium (SANToc) hosted a seminar to commemorate International day of support to survivors of torture. The seminar that was hosted at The River Club […]