President Ramaphosa has taken a page out of France's book when it comes to tackling SA's femicide problem after vowing to open many more women's shelters across the country.
Since making the announcement, police minister Bheki Cele said female officers should be placed at the front desk of police stations to deal with cases of women abuse.
In the meantime, sexual assault and rape survivors have to make do with the current circumstances.
As far as South African law goes, rape is defined by the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007: Any person ("A") who unlawfully and intentionally commits an act of sexual penetration with a complainant ("B"), without the consent of B, is guilty of the offence of rape.
Many women don't know how or where to start if they've been raped. Below are the steps to be taken: