A report from the Western Cape Department of Community Safety paints a bleak picture of how the police in the province are dealing with domestic violence.
The #TotalShutDown protest in Cape Town blocked roads a year after first attempting to stop traffic to highlight violence in communities, poor policing and a lack of service delivery.
Protestors say that the promises that the President made are not enough to deal with the scourge of gender-based violence.
About 3,000 protestors gathered outside Parliament in Cape Town before going to the World Economic Forum meeting in the International Convention Centre, calling for action to combat men who rape and murder women.
While the army has been deployed to crime-ridden areas of the Cape Flats, mothers of children slain years before are still marching for the resolution of their cases.