ARTICLES RELATING TO ABUSE

South Africa: A country where women and children end up as grim stats

2017-05-22 16:07

A shocking number of women and children have been killed in South Africa recently - many of them at the hands of their boyfriends or men they knew. Here are the names of some of these women and children.

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WATCH: ANCWL visits family of slain Lerato Moloi

Three men have been arrested for the murders of three women whose bodies were discovered in and around Naledi, Soweto at the weekend, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

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WATCH: Karabo Mokoena's friend shares their last moments together

Karabo Mokoena’s friend shared the painful last moments she had with the 22-year-old, saying she sensed something was wrong after Mokoena saw her ex-boyfriend.

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Three men arrested for murders of 3 Soweto women

2017-05-17 20:53

Three men have been arrested for the murders of three women whose bodies have been discovered in and around Naledi, Soweto, Gauteng police say.

Pope acknowledges 2 000-case backlog in sex abuse cases

2017-05-13 22:13

Pope Francis has acknowledged the Vatican has a 2 000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases, but says more staff are being added and that recent criticism about the slow pace was justified.

Limpopo shelter gives hope to abused women

2017-01-16 11:59

Violence against women is a growing problem in South Africa, but thanks to a shelter in Limpopo, more than a hundred women are taking the first steps to finding their feet.

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.

 

Shock at moves to 'spread resources' for sexual offences courts

2017-05-18 20:56

The fact that the justice department is considering reducing resources to sexual offences courts is shocking, organisations campaigning against gender violence have said.

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'Karabo would want you to forgive her killer' - friend of deceased

“If Karabo was here‚ she would ask that you forgive her murderer." So says Neo Mohlabane, friend of slain Karabo Mokoena.

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Karabo memorial: ‘When are men going to take their position in society?’

2017-05-17 22:28

The lack of male voices around the topic of women and child abuse, as well as femicide, has taken the spotlight at Karabo Mokoena’s memorial in Diepkloof, Soweto.

Make men 'better members of society' - Dept of Women

2017-05-17 20:03

The recent high profile cases of women and children either being raped, burned, or hidden in a shallow grave highlights the need to focus on making boys and young men better members of society, the Department of Women in the Presidency has said.

Limpopo mom, son fined for beating up dad

2017-01-26 17:05

A Limpopo woman and her son have been sentenced to a R24 000 fine for beating up her husband with a spade.

How to spot a violent and abusive partner

2016-12-11 06:03

There are telltale signs of violence and certain traits that women can look out for in their partners.

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.

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.

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