Daughter of 'Springs monster' set to testify

2016-05-27 11:48

The eldest daughter from the so called 'Springs house of horrors' will begin to give her testimony on Friday in the North Gauteng High Court.

'Springs monster' and wife back in court

2016-05-26 05:52

The trial of the man dubbed the "Springs Monster" and his wife, who are charged with abusing their five children, will continue in the High Court in Pretoria.

Western men not main risk for children - report

2016-05-25 09:44

A study has found that primary perpetrators of child prostitution in South Africa are local, domestic, and intra-regional travellers and not white, Western, wealthy, middle-aged men, as previously thought.

Children to testify in ‘Springs Monster’ trial

2016-05-24 05:25

The trial of a Springs man who allegedly held his family captive for years and abused them is due to continue in the Pretoria High Court.

'Springs Monster' pleads guilty to one of 22 charges

2016-05-23 12:03

The man dubbed the "Springs Monster" has pleaded guilty to one of the 22 charges against him, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Pope Francis meets archbishop accused of sex abuse cover-up

2016-05-20 14:32

Pope Francis has met with Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the under-fire Archbishop of Lyon suspected of covering up for a paedophile priest in a scandal that has rocked the Church in France.

63% of young SA children live in poverty - study

2016-05-13 14:11

About 63% of young South African children live in poverty, which can affect their physical, cognitive and emotional development, a new study has found.

Baltimore archbishop names suspected paedophiles

2016-05-12 05:40

The archbishop of Baltimore has published the names of 14 Catholic priests or clergy members suspected of paedophilia, a move greeted with scepticism by a prominent victim support group.

Pope insists paedophile criminals be 'severely' punished

2016-05-01 22:28

Pope Francis is insisting that paedophiles who abuse children be severely punished and called it a "tragedy".

'Sex pest' ex-priest gets 20 years in prison

2016-04-30 09:59

Victims have confronted a former Roman Catholic priest in court as he was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for sexually abusing students at a Michigan high school.


Violence produces traumatised, desensitised generation - child counsellor

2016-05-26 16:52

Victims of domestic violence are becoming younger by the year, with mothers aged only 16 seeking assistance to escape abusive situations, says the Saartjie Baartman Centre.

Indonesia child rapists punished with chemical castration

2016-05-25 21:01

Indonesia's president has issued a regulation that provides tougher penalties for child rapists, including chemical castration.

Children of 'Springs house of horrors' set to testify

2016-05-24 17:21

Two of the five children from the "house of horrors" in Springs will testify in camera this week.

Man arrested after child points out 'rapist'

2016-05-23 19:47

A man accused of raping a 12-year-old boy is among 186 people Cape Town’s law enforcement agencies arrested over the past week.

Sunday Times 'twisted' facts on child rescued from life of abuse – Mapisa-Nqakula

2016-05-22 15:36

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has replied to a Sunday Times report.

Baby dumped on roadside as parents argue

2016-05-19 10:34

A baby boy became collateral damage in an argument between his parents when they allegedly dumped him at the side of the road in Durban.

Child allegedly raped at Strand daycare centre

2016-05-12 07:10

Western Cape police have confirmed that a case of rape was opened after a child was reportedly attacked at a daycare centre in Strand last month.

Gang rape, murder of Indonesian girl sparks call for reform

2016-05-03 17:16

The rape and murder of a teenage girl by 14 men has reignited calls in Indonesia for a sexual violence law that is languishing in Parliament to be enacted.

Police find 2 kids tied up 'like dogs' in backyard

2016-04-30 13:25

Police have discovered eight children unsupervised at a San Antonio home, including a 2-year-old boy chained in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl tied to a door with a dog leash.

Old cultural practices 'a threat to Malawi girls'

2016-04-29 16:04

Ancient cultural practices in some parts of Malawi remain a serious threat to the future of the southern African country’s girl child, activist Darlington Harawa has said.

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