ARTICLES RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic violence has serious impact on kids

2014-04-14 16:33

Family violence cuts across all segments of society and has a serious impact on children who witness, hear or see the results of such violence.

Oscar judge jails man for killing wife's lover

2014-04-03 08:23
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The judge who is presiding in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has sentenced a man who killed his wife's boyfriend in a fit of jealousy to an effective 15 years in jail.

What do Reeva's messages mean?

2014-03-26 05:00

The ongoing Oscar Pistorius trial has brought to light underlying signs of emotional conflict between him and Reeva Steenkamp. Was this a normal part of being in love or a glimpse into a darker side of their relationship?

Man admits killing wife, dumping body

2014-03-10 08:39

The North West provincial government has welcomed the arrests of two men who allegedly kidnapped and murdered a woman. One of the men was her estranged husband.

Domestic violence policing inadequate - expert

2014-02-08 09:05

Police officers are not properly implementing the Domestic Violence Act in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, an expert has told a commission of inquiry.

Dramatic hostage drama ends in gunfire

2014-02-04 08:53

A seven-hour hostage drama in KwaZulu-Natal has ended in a volley of gunfire, leaving four police officers and their attacker injured with bullet wounds.

Man arrested for strangling ex-girlfriend

2014-01-08 12:24

A man has handed himself in after allegedly murdering his ex-girlfriend in the flat they still shared in Johannesburg, police say.

Woman kills husband during fight

2014-01-05 14:42

A 43-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her husband during an argument, Northern Cape police say.

Man in court for 'raping' his granny

2013-12-27 22:32
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A man has appeared in the Ermelo Magistrate's Court for allegedly raping his 83-year-old grandmother.

Child rapes inexplicable - Zuma

2013-11-30 07:22
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President Jacob Zuma has expressed shock at the recent sexual attacks on young children and babies, saying "something is seriously wrong".

Teen's death plunge: Husband released

2013-11-22 12:00

Gauteng police say the husband of a woman who was found in bed with a 16-year-old boy - who later fell six floors to his death - has been released.

SA has lost its values - Frene Ginwala

2013-11-18 07:48
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Struggle stalwart Frene Ginwala choked back tears over the weekend as she questioned why children are being killed, and why there is rape, violence and corruption in the country.

Domestic violence slows kids' development

2013-11-08 11:33

Children who are exposed to domestic violence and depressed or anxious parents may be more likely to lag in developing language, motor and social skills.

Woman back in court for penis cutting

2013-10-23 07:42

A woman is set to return to the Meadowlands Magistrate’s Court in Gauteng for cutting off her boyfriend’s penis after finding him with another woman.

Man's penis cut off by girlfriend

2013-10-07 22:28
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A woman has appeared in the Meadowlands Magistrate's Court after cutting off her boyfriend's penis, Gauteng police say.

Rape levels of major concern - Mthethwa

2013-09-19 10:59

Sexual offences decreased during the 2012/2013 financial year but levels of rape in the country are still of concern, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

A cup of sugar could save someone's life

2013-09-11 09:00

A new initiative called the 'Sugar Campaign' may be the answer to the domestic violence epidemic in South Africa.

Does religion have a place in a violent and corrupt society?

2013-09-05 13:04

A readers response: With the increasing violent acts committed on women and young children, a reader shares her thoughts on South Africa’s alarming (but not surprising) culture of violence.

Does religion have a place in a violent and corrupt society?

2013-09-04 13:47

A readers response: With the increasing violent acts committed on women and young children, a reader shares her thoughts on South Africa’s alarming (but not surprising) culture of violence.

An abusive man's tribute to a phenomenal wife

2013-08-26 10:44

An abusive and adulterous husband shares with us the touching story of how his wife inspired him to turn his life around.

An abuser's tribute to his wife

2013-08-23 14:35

An abusive and adulterous husband shares with us the story of how his wife inspired him to turn his life around.

'Is it my fault that he hits me?'

2013-08-14 14:04

This user's husband beats her up regularly. She wonders whether she's the one causing it.

Women, child abuse engulfing SA - ANC

2013-08-09 14:40

Women and child abuse continues to engulf South Africa and is strongly condemned, the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says.

NGO welcomes sexual offences courts

2013-08-06 21:19

The re-establishment of sexual offences courts will restore faith in the justice system, the Women's Legal Centre says.

 

Man burns, chops up pregnant girlfriend

2014-04-05 09:19

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of his heavily pregnant girlfriend, whose body was burnt and chopped up, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Man sets ex-girlfriend alight

2014-03-31 10:14

A man has been arrested for attempted murder after allegedly pouring petrol on his ex-girlfriend and setting her alight, Gauteng police say.

Facebook saved me from my husband

2014-03-17 16:00

A Kentucky woman used Facebook to save her from a brutal bout of domestic violence, she believes it might have saved her life

Facebook saved me from my husband

2014-03-14 15:08

A Kentucky woman used Facebook to save her from a brutal bout of domestic violence. She believes it might have saved her life

10 signs of an abusive relationship

2014-02-24 11:30

All couples have occasional disagreements about spending habits, in-laws, children, chores – the list can continue. But when is a relationship abusive? Here are the signs.

Abused women vulnerable to HIV infection

2014-02-04 10:45

New research found that women who are victims of domestic violence are at increased risk for infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Abused women vulnerable to HIV infection

2014-02-03 15:58

New research found that women who are victims of domestic violence are at increased risk for infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Maximum sentence for child killers - Xingwana

2014-01-07 12:12

Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister Lulu Xingwana has called for a maximum sentence if the Brakpan man accused of raping and killing his 4-year-old niece is found guilty.

Man arrested for killing wife, 2 children

2014-01-01 10:16

A man has been arrested in Durban in connection with the murders of his wife and two children, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Love triangle blamed for family poisoning

2013-12-03 12:13

Free State police believe that a man's advances towards his wife's 16-year-old sister may have been the motivation for a family poisoning in which five people died and two were hospitalised.

Man kills wife after argument in car

2013-11-29 10:57

A North West man has allegedly stabbed his wife to death after an argument which started in the car, police say.

Man arrested for shooting Gauteng cop

2013-11-19 10:49

A man has been arrested after he allegedly shot dead a police officer who was attending to a domestic violence complaint, Gauteng police say.

Domestic violence slows kids' development

2013-11-08 18:00

Children who are exposed to domestic violence and depressed or anxious parents may be more likely to lag in developing language, motor and social skills.

Penis cutting case postponed

2013-10-25 14:39

The case of a woman accused of cutting off her boyfriend's penis has been postponed for a legal aid application by the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto.

Cop's chilling warning before shooting

2013-10-18 10:41

A KwaZulu-Natal policeman who shot his wife before turning the gun on himself apparently asked his mother-in-law to take care of their children a day before the shooting.

Man murders wife in front of daughter

2013-10-03 19:21

A Port Elizabeth man has been arrested after stabbing his wife to death in front of their 7-year-old daughter following an argument, Eastern Cape police say.

This is how you will save someone's life

2013-09-13 09:00

A new initiative called the 'Sugar Campaign' may be the answer to the domestic violence epidemic in South Africa.

A cup of sugar could save someone's life

2013-09-10 09:30

A new initiative called the 'Sugar Campaign' may be the answer to the domestic violence epidemic in South Africa.

Does religion have a place in a violent and corrupt society?

2013-09-05 09:30

A readers response: With the increasing violent acts committed on women and young children, a reader shares her thoughts on South Africa’s alarming (but not surprising) culture of violence.

Bar owner shoots young wife, himself

2013-09-02 08:08

A KwaZulu-Natal businessman has died in hospital two days after shooting his wife at least four times and then turning the gun on himself.

An abusive man's tribute to a phenomenal wife

2013-08-26 09:15

An abusive and adulterous husband shares with us the touching story of how his wife inspired him to turn his life around.

Ex-cop jailed for stabbing girlfriend

2013-08-15 11:40

A former Cape Town police officer has been sentenced to five years in jail after he tried to kill his girlfriend.

Prioritise gender violence - Mogoeng

2013-08-09 14:40

Matters of gender violence must be prioritised and the nation needs introspection if it wants to eliminate the abuse of women, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says.

Lawyers help cops fight domestic violence

2013-08-07 10:38

Attorneys will assist in police training to ensure that officers can appropriately deal with domestic violence and its victims, the police and the Law Society of SA say.

Govt commits to combating sexual crimes

2013-08-06 16:03

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says the opening of 22 sexual offences courts this year is a step to ensure that perpetrators of sexual violence are brought to book.

 
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