Abandoned newborn baby rescued from the cold and rain

2017-02-23 12:42

A newborn baby has been rescued after being found in the rain next to the Puma Stadium in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga.

Cardinal at centre of sex abuse scandal dies

2017-02-21 22:30

Catholic Cardinal Desmond Connell, whose tenure as Dublin archbishop was overshadowed by revelations of paedophilia in the priesthood, has died.

US child porn investigation leads to South Africa arrests

2017-02-18 23:46

Authorities say a child pornography investigation in North Carolina has led to the arrests of the parents of a 14-year-old girl in South Africa.

Paedophile's ex-girlfriends: 'Cry for help' nothing but a joke

2017-02-13 14:59

A convicted paedophile’s cry for help is nothing but a joke, his two ex-girlfriends have insisted.

‘My teacher hit me’

2017-02-13 10:20

Two children have been removed from a KwaZulu-Natal crèche by their parents following allegations that the toddlers were assaulted by a teacher.

I need help, paedophile tells court

2017-02-10 21:37

A convicted paedophile has wept and begged for help, after pleading guilty to 870 charges of rape and possession of child pornography.

German mother jailed for selling sex with daughter online

2017-02-08 21:22

A German court sentenced a woman to four years in jail after she admitted to charges including selling sex with her teenage daughter online.

US prosecutor: More victims, perpetrators possible in rape ring

2017-02-03 19:51

Pennsylvania's top prosecutor says investigators have received a significant number of tips related to the case of a boy allegedly raped by several men, including one dressed in a fox costume.

Twist in school abuse trial

2017-01-31 11:36

The rape and sexual assault trial of a former primary school counsellor has taken another startling turn, with a revelation that the prosecution intends to charge at least one other person in the case.

French priest jailed over child abuse in Central Africa

2017-01-27 11:57

A French court has sentenced a priest to up to five years in jail after finding him guilty of sexually abusing two young boys in the Central African Republic.


Where are all our fathers?

2017-02-22 08:36

If the typical SA child has an absent father, how are we surprised by continued violence, school drop out rates, or that young women find older men to “bless” them, asks Melanie Verwoerd.

New York pays $3m to family of molested boy

2017-02-20 22:45

New York state is paying $3m to the family of a developmentally disabled boy who was repeatedly molested while in state care.

Court decides for separated parents

2017-02-15 10:21

An emotional “tug-of-war” between a separated couple over their child’s schooling ended when a high court intervened as “upper guardian” of the child.

Convicted East Rand paedophile handed 32 life sentences for rape, child porn

2017-02-13 11:50

A convicted paedophile has been sentenced to 32 life sentences and 170 years in prison for 870 charges of rape and possession of child pornography.

East Rand child rapist to be sentenced

2017-02-13 08:01

An East Rand car salesman convicted on over 800 charges including child rape, exploitation, sexual assault and child pornography will be sentenced in the High Court in Johannesburg.

Readers respond to Bloem mom abusing her child in shop

2017-02-09 20:50

What would you do if you saw a parent abusing their child in front of you?

Shoppers angry after mom beats child in supermarket

2017-02-08 09:05

Shoppers at a Bloemfontein mall are furious after a mother allegedly beat her child "black and blue" for taking sweets at a store without her permission.

Social workers threatened while probing crèche abuse claims

2017-02-01 20:12

The Western Cape department of social development says social workers investigating child abuse allegations at a Manenberg crèche were given a hostile reception by staff.

Nine men accused of raping Nyanga teen apply for bail

2017-01-27 23:00

Nine men accused of gang raping a 13-year-old girl in Nyanga, Cape Town, have submitted affidavits to the Wynberg Magistrate's Court to motivate why they should be released on bail.

My wife used muthi on me - taxi boss accused of raping daughters

2017-01-26 18:07

The Tembisa taxi boss who allegedly raped his two daughters and niece has told the court that his wife was using muthi to make him fall in love with her.

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