ARTICLES RELATING TO ABUSE

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.

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.

The end of shotgun parenting

2015-08-11 15:19

If you need to threaten your child’s love interest, you’re doing it wrong.

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.

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.

Sibling violence on the increase

2015-02-25 10:55

Overburdened older siblings may resort to bullying, child counsellor suggests.

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.

 

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.

How to know your child is being abused

2016-04-13 10:59

Children of all ages are vulnerable to abuse. It's a horrible issue to have to confront, but here's why we all should.

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.

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.

Outrage as Facebook calls abuse video 'baby yoga'

2015-06-04 13:39

Origins of viral footage of a baby being bathed violently in a bucket unclear, say Toronto cops.

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?

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.

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