Johannesburg – Protesters have called on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) CEO Nicky Newton-King to set aside a 2% levy to fund the fight against gender-based violence.
Thousands of women gathered at the JSE in Sandton on Friday to make their voices heard in protest against gender-based violence and gave their memorandum of demands to Newton-King.
Responding to their demands, Newton-King promised to get back to the protesters in seven day, saying she could not make the decision alone.
“I will take the memorandum to companies that are listed in the JSE for consideration and I will give a response in seven days,” said Newton-King who also ‘saluted' those who joined the call to fight gender-based violence.
With more people joining, demonstrators proceeded to corners Grayston and Rivonia road where they blocked the intersection expressing their need for funding the fight against gender-based violence.