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‘The nanny realised something was wrong’: South Africa’s rape crisis

Story from: South Africa | The Guardian

Dedicated nurses play a key role in helping rape survivors in South Africa, yet their future is threatened by a funding crisis that has lurched from bad to worse

Up to a quarter of women in South Africa are raped. Most survivors never report the crime, yet those who seek support may fall under the care of people like Teddy Ceba and Mabel Qhathatsi, forensic nurses who provide health and criminal justice services in Free State province.

For more than a decade, Ceba and Qhathatsi have worked together at one of the country’s 55 Thuthuzela Care Centres, one-stop clinics that, operating at public hospitals or within communities, form a critical strand of South Africa’s anti-rape strategy.

Related: How rape became South Africa’s enduring nightmare

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