It is a little over two weeks since the rape and murder of Maties student Hannah Cornelius. The specifics of the event have been more than sufficiently covered by the press, and I really see no point in unpacking the horrible details of this atrocious crime again. Being close to people who used to know Miss Cornelius, I also did not feel like dragging a soapbox unto her grave in order to make a point about the terrible hazards faced not only by young women in Stellenbosch, but everybody in our society. The time is perhaps now right to address the issues that require such addressing, and hopefully I can persuade enough people to think sufficiently differently about their personal safety and maybe, just maybe, a life or two can be saved in the process.
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