If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Why did Minnie wait 30 years before publishing his allegations? As a result, there will be no justice for the boys because the alleged paedophiles – with exception of the elderly Barend du Plessis – are dead, asks Jacques Pauw.
A victim of an alleged paedophile network involving senior apartheid government ministers and businessmen in the 1980s has described how he was kidnapped, raped and forced to perform sexual acts by former defence minister Magnus Malan and another 'uncle'.
The story of The Lost Boys of Bird Island takes the apartheid atrocities to another level. Not only were the NP government responsible for the most brutal assassinations and human rights abuses, no, much worse.
The Magnus Malan story is a powerful example of how white violence can become victimhood and therefore worthy of protection and defence, writes Jodi Wiliams.
Three former National Party ministers, including strongman Magnus Malan and one who is still alive, have been named as central figures in a paedophilia ring that operated during apartheid.
The boy tells me that he recognised the man in the tub, which made him panic. He considered making a run for it. But how would he escape? And besides, he had already been paid a handsome sum.
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