Cape Town - The Cabinet has appointed a task team of Ministers that will work with civil society to deal with gender-based violence.
It called for tough sentences against the perpetrators of violent crimes against women and children.
In a statement on Friday the Cabinet said action was needed against perpetrators of violence against women and children.
Uyinene Mrwetyana, boxing champion Leighandre Jegels, Jess Hess and several other women have been killed at the hands of men.
Several Ministers have been appointed to a task team that will deal with gender-based violence.