Troubled childhood may boost bipolar risk

2016-10-21 11:25

Researchers found that adults with bipolar disorder were almost three times more likely to have been victims of emotional, physical or sexual abuse as children than the general population.

More children come forward

2016-06-28 13:49

Emotions ran high at the ­Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday among supporters of a school guidance counsellor who so far faces three charges of raping children and is under investigation for “10 to 15 more”.

Cape Town centre reports increased incidents of elder abuse

2016-06-15 22:21

Of every 100 people who have walked through the doors of the Saartjie Baartman Centre in the last year, 17 of them are women over the age of 60, says a social worker.

Parent opens case after teacher allegedly hits son

2016-05-04 08:32

A teacher at Nichols Primary School in Edendale has been charged after she allegedly hit a Grade 1 pupil over the hands with a pipe.

School faces abuse claim

2015-09-21 08:54

A SERIES of serious allegations made by a special needs teacher against a northern KZN school have been rubbished by the KZN Department of Education.

Abuse of mentally ill patient: SAHRC must act

2015-06-11 21:15

The SA Human Rights Commission has been called on to get involved in the alleged assault of a mentally ill teen by a doctor at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

AP investigation prompts emergency rescue of 300+ slaves

2015-04-04 10:35

Freedom: More than 300 enslaved Asian fishermen rescued from island after AP investigation

When children abuse each other

2015-04-02 12:26

Do minors really know what abuse is, or are they unknowingly contributing to the problem?

UN not convinced of Sudan's 'no rape' claims

2014-12-05 12:31

After recent mass rape allegations Sudan says no rapes occurred in Darfur, but the UN wants further inquiry into the matter.

Allegations of abuse in Western Cape old age home

2014-11-04 14:15

The Department of Social Development is investigating an old age home in the Western Cape because of allegations of elder abuse.


Teachers with sex offences should be blacklisted – Sace

2016-09-04 10:00

The SA Council for Educators has called for for the establishment of a single database of blacklisted teachers who have committed sex offences against pupils.

Abuse horror at city school

2016-06-27 13:42

A guidance counsellor from a prominent Pietermaritzburg primary school in the city’s suburbs is expected to appear in court today for allegedly molesting a seven-year-old pupil.

Operation Bobbi Bear

2016-06-07 09:00

An enterprising NGO is fighting the good fight against sexual abuse using an unlikely tool: the seemingly innocuous teddy bear.

Boy turns mother in for drunk driving

2015-11-14 09:17

A young Canadian boy called police to alert them that his mother was driving under the influence.

Probe into alleged assault of mentally ill teen at Bara Hospital

2015-06-15 09:32

The Gauteng Department of Health says it will consult the mentally ill patient who was allegedly beaten unconscious by a doctor at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Good relationships counter depression in abuse survivors

2015-05-06 14:19

According to a study, survivors of childhood abuse are less likely to experience depression when they are in a stable, satisfying relationship as adults.

WHO official accused of human trafficking, slavery

2015-04-03 10:16

A World Health Organisation representative in Thailand is being accused of keeping his Ethiopian maid in slave-like conditions.

Long working hours linked to alcohol abuse risk

2015-01-14 13:08

A new study finds a link between long hours on the job and excess alcohol consumption.

Alcohol and drugs are the main causes of partner abuse in SA

2014-12-04 12:12

Alcohol and drugs are perceived to be the leading cause of partner abuse in South Africa, according to the latest 'Peace Maker Barometer' survey.

Gay couples may have more domestic violence

2014-09-25 10:55

Domestic violence may be more common among same-sex couples, possibly resulting from the added stress of being a sexual minority.

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