40th anniversary gala

The Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust celebrated its 40th anniversary in Woodstock last week. The gala event doubled as the organisation’s annual general meeting, and was attended by women and guests from all over Cape Town. After the performance of the powerful play, Niqabi Ninja, guests were able to unwind with a delicious dinner before taking to the floor for a few hours of line dancing. Rape Crisis chairman Unathi Magida said the organisation would continue to go from strength to strength. “There was a time when we were scared what would happen to us, and we were trying to resuscitate the Rape Crisis we love. But here we are, showing our strength. The world has become sick, and we are needed. People say solving a problem is ‘not rocket science’, but rocket science has a formula. Rape and sexual violence do not have a formula,” she said.