Child abandoned next to railway line in Cullinan

2015-11-28 22:38

A two month old baby has been found abandoned next to a railway line in Cullinan, East of Pretoria.

Sangoma who allegedly wanted to sacrifice child needs meds

2015-11-27 10:57

A man accused of attempting to sacrifice his own child has testified that he has not received his prescribed medication since he was arrested.

Texas toddler dies after siblings put her in oven

2015-11-26 09:24

A toddler left alone with her pre-school siblings in their Texas home suffered fatal burns after they put her in the oven and switched it on, US media report.

Domestic violence not a private matter - Zuma

2015-11-25 17:29

It is not a private matter when a man beats his wife or girlfriend, President Jacob Zuma has said at the launch of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children.

Rescued kids were abused

2015-11-20 11:00

A medical report has found that two children rescued by police from an alleged brothel in Pietermaritzburg were sexually abused.

Jasmin's killer gets two life terms

2015-11-13 11:06

The man who murdered and raped his 4-year-old niece Jasmin Pretorius has received two life sentences.

'Clitoris collector' bail application continues

2015-11-12 10:44

The alleged clitoris collector Peter Frederiksen has appeared in a packed Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court amid a heavy police presence for the continuation of his bail application.

Couple in court for trying to sacrifice toddler in ring of fire

2015-10-30 10:35

The case against an Mpumalanga couple accused of making a ring of fire to sacrifice their 3-year-old son in the hope of getting rich, has been postponed to allow them to apply for bail.

Schools at risk in DRC conflict: HRW

2015-10-29 05:19

Schools and school-children are at risk in the unrelenting fighting plaguing eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and need increased government protection, Human Rights Watch says.

No bail for woman who 'sold' baby on Gumtree

2015-10-27 11:13

A woman who allegedly “sold” her child for R5 000 after placing an advertisement on Gumtree, may plead guilty to a charge of human trafficking.


19 teachers guilty of sex with pupils in Mpumalanga

2015-11-27 15:27

Nineteen Mpumalanga teachers have been found guilty of having sex with pupils.

More than 10 years jail for New Zealand teacher for abuse of boy

2015-11-27 10:21

A former primary school teacher has been jailed for 10 and a half years after being found guilty of sexually abusing a young student, local media report.

Unicef: Child brides in Africa may double to 310m by 2050

2015-11-26 06:18

The number of women married as child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050 if current trends continue, Unicef has warned.

Baby-selling mother back in court

2015-11-23 08:03

A 20-year-old woman, who was arrested for trying to sell her baby on Gumtree for R5 000, will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court.

Judge 'shattered to the core' by Jasmin's brutal murder

2015-11-13 14:38

Judge Mohamed Ismail has said the "horrendous" actions of convicted child rapist and murderer Sarel du Toit in the murder of a 4-year-old girl has had a chilling effect on him.

Hoot against violence targeting women, children - minister

2015-11-12 19:05

Hoot, whistle and switch on your hazards in solidarity against crimes against women and children. This is the directive from minister in the presidency responsible for women, Susan Shabangu, speaking during a parliamentary debate.

'Mentally challenged' man tries to circumcise nephew, 6

2015-11-11 07:58

A 6-year-old Pretoria child is recovering at his mother’s house after his uncle allegedly tried to circumcise him with a razor.

Woman jailed for shaking, slapping stepdaughter to death

2015-10-29 14:56

A 25-year-old Springs woman has been sentenced to eight years in jail for negligently causing her two-year-old stepdaughter's death by shaking and slapping her.

Pentagon probes Afghan sex abuse cover-up claims

2015-10-28 12:09

US defence officials say they are opening an investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by Afghan security forces and reports that US personnel deliberately overlooked it.

Former Australian PM accused of being a paedophile

2015-10-21 07:31

A former Australian prime minister is among 28 prominent people on a list of alleged paedophiles, a senator has claimed in urging a public inquiry into child abuse be expanded.

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