ARTICLES RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Family sues cops for not responding to calls

2014-10-23 09:32

Members of a Johannesburg family are reportedly suing the police for over R770 000, claiming they did not respond to numerous calls for help during threats of violence by an estranged husband.

US: Smack children but not with implements

2014-10-02 10:33

The majority of US citizens believe that smacking a child at home is perfectly fine, but it should not involve implements.

Gay couples may have more domestic violence

2014-09-26 10:52

Domestic violence may be more common among same-sex couples, possibly resulting from the added stress of being a sexual minority.

Leaving him is easier said than done

2014-09-19 09:09

A reader shares her story, expressing why, for a long time, she was too scared to leave her abusive relationship.

Subtle signs of domestic violence

2014-09-18 08:58

Bruises and broken bones aren't the only physical warning signs of domestic abuse. Symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, back pain and insomnia are also caused by being in an abusive relationship.

One in five men reports violence toward partner

2014-09-17 15:33

A study by the University of Michigan reports that twenty percent of American men admit to violence toward their intimate partner.

Subtle signs of domestic violence

2014-09-17 13:17

Physical warning signs of domestic abuse can be picked up during health care visits to the doctor – things like irritable bowel syndrome and insomnia.

One in five men reports violence toward partner

2014-09-16 16:43

A study by the University of Michigan reports that twenty percent of American men admit to violence toward their intimate partner.

Why we all need to stop victim blaming Janay Rice and blame her abuser

2014-09-11 21:00

The world was shocked by the video of Ray hitting his wife, but then everyone started asking why she didn't leave. Ruby Stone says we should ask why we're blaming the victim.

Fox News jokes about Ray Rice abuse video

2014-09-09 11:46

A video of a man beating his girlfriend unconscious has leaked. Fox News's reaction? Make jokes.

Life sentence for girlfriend killer

2014-08-02 10:28

A Pretoria High Court judge quoted a Zulu woman's struggle song from the 1950s before sentencing a man to life imprisonment for murdering his girlfriend and unborn child.

DJ claims girlfriend tried to stab him

2014-07-16 13:22

Radio DJ Donald Sebolai has denied stabbing his girlfriend, stating during his bail hearing that she grabbed a knife first and was stabbed while they both struggled for the knife.

Girlfriend-killer found guilty in private prosecution

2014-07-10 13:09

A man has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend nine years ago, after her family succeeded in getting him convicted in a private prosecution.

DJ on the run for murder arrested

2014-07-08 12:04

A radio DJ who had been on the run since last week after being suspected of killing his girlfriend has been arrested, Gauteng police say.

Man’s body found days after slaying wife

2014-07-03 10:45

The body of a husband and father of three has been identified days after he threw himself in front of a bus after hacking his wife to death with an axe, a report says.

Man hacks wife to death with axe

2014-06-25 07:17

Gauteng police are searching for a man who allegedly killed his wife with an axe after their children had left the house to go to school.

'House of horrors' wife due in court

2014-06-24 07:24

The wife of the man accused of abusing her and their five children and holding them captive is expected to appear in the Springs Magistrate's Court.

Man arrested for slashing toddler's throat

2014-06-02 14:53

A man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his girlfriend's 2-year-old son by slashing his throat, Limpopo police say.

Student describes how he killed girlfriend

2014-05-28 12:30

A 19-year-old KwaZulu-Natal student has admitted to murdering a fellow student last year, saying he was angry because she wanted to end their relationship.

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?

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

 

Ray Rice costume: how NOT to dress up for Halloween

2014-10-22 13:45

A picture of a man dressed as disgraced NFL football player, Ray Rice, has been making the rounds on social media. And it’s not funny.

Taxi driver gets 25 years for killing girlfriend, mother

2014-10-01 08:41

A taxi driver found guilty of killing his girlfriend and her mother has been sentenced to an effective 25 years in jail by the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court.

Gay couples may have more domestic violence

2014-09-25 10:55

Domestic violence may be more common among same-sex couples, possibly resulting from the added stress of being a sexual minority.

Are you affected by domestic violence?

2014-09-18 09:53

Bruises and broken bones aren't the only physical warning signs of domestic abuse. Find out more.

Durban man who killed wife and kids will go on trial

2014-09-17 15:33

A man killed his wife as she slept and bludgeoned his children to death when they came to investigate what was happening, prosecutors will claim when Rajan Kandasamy goes on trial in the Durban High Court.

When you’re a victim of domestic abuse, leaving him is easier said than done

2014-09-17 14:17

A reader shares her story, expressing why, for a long time, she was too scared to leave her abusive relationship.

Durban man who killed wife and kids will go on trial

2014-09-17 09:05

A man killed his wife as she slept and bludgeoned his children to death when they came to investigate what was happening, prosecutors will claim when Rajan Kandasamy goes on trial in the Durban High Court.

Man arrested for burning wife with iron

2014-09-16 15:30

A man has been arrested in Johannesburg for allegedly burning his wife with a hot iron during an argument which took place in the presence of their young son, police say.

Female metro cop and boyfriend found dead

2014-09-13 10:28

A female Johannesburg metro police officer and her boyfriend have been found dead at their house in Meadowlands, Soweto.

Why we all need to stop victim blaming Janay Rice and blame her abuser

2014-09-10 14:19

The world was shocked by the video of Ray hitting his wife, but then everyone started asking why she didn't leave. Ruby Stone says we should ask why we're blaming the victim.

Men who abuse women are animals - Makhura

2014-08-10 09:18

Men who abuse, rape and kill women and children are "not men but animals", Gauteng Premier David Makhura said on Women's Day.

When young love hurts

2014-07-17 13:44

For one in three teenagers their first love is an introduction to physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

Man who burnt, chopped up ex out on bail

2014-07-11 08:10

Family and friends of a KwaZulu-Natal student who was strangled, burnt, chopped up and buried in a shallow grave last year, are angry that her alleged killer is out on bail.

Gory details emerge about DJ girlfriend's slaying

2014-07-10 08:37
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Details have emerged about the brutal killing of a Soweto woman whose DJ boyfriend was arrested after being on the run for her murder.

Shock after KZN mall stabbing

2014-07-08 09:26

Shocked relatives say a woman who was stabbed to death outside a KwaZulu-Natal shopping mall had called off her engagement to the man who attacked her before throwing himself off a bridge onto the N3 highway.

Soweto woman stabbed to death

2014-06-29 15:47

A 32-year-old woman has been stabbed to death, allegedly by her boyfriend in Jabulani, Soweto police say.

Shock after student's killer gets 12 years

2014-06-24 11:14

Family members have expressed shock after the former boyfriend of a KwaZulu-Natal student was jailed for 12 years for her "brutal and inhumane" murder.

Take a stand against rape, premier urges

2014-06-03 11:37

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu says all elected public officials must publicly take a stand against rape and all forms of sexual abuse against women and children.

'House of horrors' dad admits punching boy

2014-05-31 10:42

Family members say the Springs man accused of assaulting and keeping his family captive has admitted punching his 11-year-old son between the eyes, and that the man and his wife are drug users.

Man who killed girlfriend dies in hospital

2014-04-23 10:02

A man who shot and killed his girlfriend during an argument and then turned the gun on himself has died in hospital, Gauteng police say.

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

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.

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