Glitter sentenced to 16 years for child sex

2015-02-27 15:36

Former British pop singer Gary Glitter, who was earlier convicted of child sex crimes, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for child sex offences.

Zim nanny gets 22 years for stuffing baby in drawer

2015-02-27 13:26

A Zimbabwean child minder has been jailed for 22 years for killing a 10-month-old baby who she wrapped in a blanket and stuffed in a drawer to stifle his cries.

Man jailed for raping stepdaughter

2015-02-24 22:22

A Mozambican man convicted of raping his 13-year-old stepdaughter has been sentenced to 25 years in jail by the Tonga Regional Court.

'Baby Killer' case transferred

2015-02-24 17:29

The case of a man accused of killing a baby by using her as a weapon to beat his girlfriend was postponed in the Kgosi Mampuru II prison court in Pretoria.

Man who 'used baby as weapon' back in court

2015-02-24 06:08

The case of a man accused of killing a baby by using her as a weapon to beat his girlfriend is expected back in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

Parents, teachers must address bullying - ANC

2015-02-19 16:15

Parents and teachers should work together to address bullying in schools, the ANC says, describing as shocking reports that a KZN grade nine pupil was filmed being beaten and bullied.

School bullying video goes viral

2015-02-19 09:11

A video recording of a KwaZulu-Natal schoolgirl being slapped, shoved and kicked in the abdomen by two other pupils has gone viral.

Albino child kidnap sparks witch doctor ban call

2015-02-18 10:38

The abduction of an albino child in Tanzania has sparked calls for greater action to enforce a newly-imposed ban on witch doctors to stop the killing of albinos.

Victim’s mom denies knowledge of alleged Hewitt rape

2015-02-17 14:22

Suellen Sheehan's mother, Judy, has denied having any knowledge of her daughter being allegedly raped by former tennis champion Bob Hewitt.

Man in court after baby ‘used as weapon’ dies

2015-02-16 12:38

A man accused of killing his 2-day-old baby when he used her as a weapon to attack his girlfriend, is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.


Mom happy with camp killing verdict

2015-02-27 14:48

The mother of a 15-year-old boy who died after being abused at a camp says she was happy that both accused were found guilty of murder by the Vereeniging Regional Court.

Pair guilty of killing teen at ranger camp

2015-02-27 12:16

Two men have been found guilty of murder, child abuse and assault after the death of Raymond Buys, 15, at a game rangers camp in 2011.

Alberton woman arrested for child abuse

2015-02-24 22:22

A woman has been arrested after her two children arrived at their crèche with blue eyes and bruises, Alberton police say.

Toddler's feet burnt at creche

2015-02-24 10:57

A case of child negligence has been opened against a creche in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg, after an 18-month-old toddler burnt his feet.

UK letting down war children

2015-02-23 20:33

Britain has failed to address the plight of millions of children who are caught up in war, and lacks a strategy to help them a report says.

Teacher guilty of improper behaviour still teaching

2015-02-19 12:57

A teacher who was found guilty of "improper and unbecoming behaviour" for allegedly text messaging a pupil inappropriate messages, is still working at his school, a report says.

Raymond Buys killing trial resumes

2015-02-19 06:15

The trial of military-style camp owner Alex de Koker and his co-accused Michael Erasmus over the death of 15-year-old Raymond Buys resumes in the Vereeniging Regional Court.

Rapist stepdad sentenced to life

2015-02-17 21:06

An Mpumalanga man who raped his two stepdaughters while their mother was at work has been sentenced to life in imprisonment by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

Sheehan never told media she was raped

2015-02-17 11:58

In an article, one of Bob Hewitt's alleged victims said the former tennis champion sexually assaulted her, but she made no mention of rape, the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Warring forces in South Sudan 'recruiting children'

2015-02-16 12:17

South Sudan government and rebel forces are both recruiting children as young as 13 to fight in the country's civil war, a rights group says in a report rejected by the government.

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