South Africa’s Police minister Bheki Cele has pledged R100m to fight gender-based violence in the country. Times Live reports that speaking during his department’s budget speech in parliament Cele also revealed that 1,763 members of the police from all provinces had been trained specially on GBV in the past financial year. 127 scientists had also been promoted to critical posts at the police forensic labs, while an additional 150 posts for forensic analysts at warrant officer level have been advertised, Cele said. The posts are expected to be filled in July this year.