Catholic priest, 84, apologises after three decades to man who shared sexual abuse story

2018-10-12 07:24

An 84-year-old Catholic priest has broken his silence after three decades to apologise to a Limpopo man who recently shared his story about the sexual abuse he suffered while in his teens.

How can you tell when someone is a sex offender? You can't, say experts

2018-10-04 05:17

Experts say there is no way to tell if someone is a sex offender, rapist, or paedophile, unless they have been convicted.

Are restaurants responsible for keeping children safe?

2018-10-03 06:29

Questions have been raised about the role of restaurants with play areas in protecting children, and whether they can be held liable in instances where children suffer harm on their premises.

'He must stay in jail forever and die there' - children of 'Springs monster'

2018-10-02 14:47

Affidavits filed by two children of the 'Springs monster' make for grim reading - his son, now 15, says he hates everything about his father.

Dutch Scout leader on trial for allegedly branding children

2018-09-27 19:03

A youth leader in the Netherlands has gone on trial for branding three children with a hot iron during a Scouting initiation ceremony.

Dros responds following alleged rape of 6-year-old at one of its restaurants

2018-09-26 10:33

The Dros restaurant group has issued a statement three days after the alleged rape of a 6-year-old girl at one of its restaurants and says it has been assisting the parents of the child.

Baby Jamie's mother found guilty of her murder, other charges for abusing her siblings

2018-09-20 19:44

Patricia Kershnee Ishwarlall has been found guilty of the murder of her 3-year-old child and a raft of other child abuse charges – crimes which she committed with her mother who has died of natural causes.

Parktown Boys' High water polo coach found guilty of 144 counts of sexual assault

2018-09-14 14:13

A former Parktown Boys’ High School assistant water polo coach has been found guilty of 144 counts of sexual assault and 12 counts of common assault in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court.

Some people only disclose child sex abuse after decades, sometimes never. This is why

2018-09-03 14:04

It is not unusual or abnormal for people to disclose sexual abuse suffered in childhood much later in their lives, sometimes decades after the abuse took place. And some may never disclose it at all.

Explosive report reveals shocking practices at Parktown Boys

2018-08-31 13:38

The report details practices including "sexually predatory behaviour" by senior pupils against junior pupils and a culture of assault and sexual assault under the guise of "initiation practices".


46-year-old man describes how a Catholic priest in Joburg groomed, then molested and raped him when he was a teen

2018-10-10 08:42

William Segodisho says he suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a priest from a cathedral in Johannesburg for four years in his teens. He wants answers and transparency from the church.

Bodies of 2 blindfolded children found in shallow grave

2018-10-03 12:49

Two days after the body of a girl and boy were found in a veld in Soweto, their decomposing remains have not yet been identified, Gauteng police have said.

'Springs monster' to be sentenced today

2018-10-03 05:53

The "Springs monster" found guilty of abusing his children and raping his eldest daughter will hear his sentence on Wednesday in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Nurse charged with injuring newborns at US hospital

2018-09-28 07:47

A former nurse accused of injuring several newborns at a Wisconsin hospital has been charged with child abuse.

#NotinmynameSA to visit Dros over 'nonchalant' response to rape of 6-year-old girl

2018-09-26 22:57

"Nonchalant" is the word which organisation #NotinmynameSA has used to describe the response from the Dros restaurant in Pretoria to the rape of a 6-year-old girl in its toilets.

Newborn baby found alive at PE dump site

2018-09-20 20:15

A newborn baby boy has been found alive at a dump site in Wells Estate, Port Elizabeth.

2 mothers face negligence charges after 4 children die in Alexandra fire

2018-09-17 14:56

The two mothers of four children who died after a fire broke out in their Alexandra home have been arrested and are facing charges of child negligence.

There are no injuries to Courtney Pieters' genital area - defence pathologist (WARNING: Graphic details)

2018-09-03 16:03

There were no injuries to three-year-old Courtney Pieters' vaginal wall, defence pathologist Dr Segeran Naidoo has told the Western Cape High Court.

'Code of silence' broken with schools anonymous reporting app

2018-09-03 11:03

Participating schools say the Guardian Schools anonymous reporting app, which is aimed at high school pupils, has strengthened the culture of reporting complaints.

Khayelitsha men praised for agreeing to DNA tests to solve rape, murder case

2018-08-28 18:36

The men got a special mention from the Western Cape High Court which commended them for helping to solve the case of 4-year-old Iyapha Yamile's murder and rape and the rape of another child.

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