Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
"He kept on abusing me, and started saying that I belonged to him."
Never back down!
She endured emotional, financial and sexual abuse.
At least one in every 10 South Africans believe a husband has the right to hit his partner.
The daughter of a former apartheid-era cop has laid a charge of sexual assault against him dating back to the 1970s, following a law change which now allows this.
South Africa’s femicide rate is 5 times higher than the global average, and more than one in five women experience physical violence, worsening to one in three in low-income areas.
Houts issued an apology to fans on Twitter, saying that she was having a bad week and that she's not an animal abuser "in any way, shape, or form".
Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh "handpicked" women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups says.
The mother of two chronicles her life as a young girl in a convent.
Around the world, women are chalking catcalls on the pavement at the place they happened.
Reports of sexual abuse by teachers have risen by more than 230% since 2014, the South African Council of Educators has reportedly told Parliament.
A teenager from Aliwal North has been arrested and charged with the murder of her stepfather who she allegedly stabbed following a heated argument, Eastern Cape police say.
A new report recommends that when a baby dies of unknown causes, a thorough investigation should ensue.
While South African headlines were loaded with violence against women, murders, rape and kidnappings, a question on many people’s lips: Where are the men?
Chilling accounts of a Pietermaritzburg woman’s alleged physical, emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of her prominent, wealthy businessman husband, have been disclosed.
Parents and the authorities have reacted with shock after CCTV footage, reportedly taken at a Randfontein creche, showed staff allegedly beating and threatening children in their care.
The disabled 12-year-old girl was found chained to a chair in a locked room.
A recent review has revealed the experience of many men, who are victims of domestic abuse, is similar to those of women.
Six people have been convicted and sentenced to jail for their involvement in illegal dog fighting.
The more unhealthy markers a relationship has, the more it's likely to cross over into abuse.
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