There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - they did not benefit directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Two hefty sentences handed to Nhlanhla Mahlangu and Sifundo Zulu for the rape and murder of 20-year-old Nokuthula Skhosana.
A 40-year-old North West man is expected to appear again in the Bofokeng Magistrate's Court in Rustenburg for allegedly kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-year-old girl.
From murders-by-appointment to the gruesome killing of seven family members and a tragic rape and murder in a post office, these are the 10 court cases that shocked South Africans in 2019.
A 35-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl and her mother, falsely claimed to police and his victims that he was a murder parolee, police have said.
A 35-year-old man has been arrested in Machadodorp, Mpumalanga, for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl and her mother.
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Police have condemned the vigilante killing of a suspected rapist in the Eastern Cape.
Two Eastern Cape men have been jailed for life after they were sentenced by two separate courts in the province.
Two rapists who went on a rampage, raping women in a suburb of Tembisa in Gauteng 21 years ago, have lost a Constitutional Court bid to change the law so that the doctrine of common purpose does not apply to rape cases.
A 43-year-old man is set to appear in the Butterworth Magistrate's Court for allegedly raping and killing a 10-year-old girl.
Women reported almost 34 000 rapes in 2018, according to the annual crime report released by the Home Ministry.
Since Reynhard Sinaga, 36, was arrested in Manchester in June 2017 he has been convicted of 136 counts of rape and eight counts of attempted rape.
From ongoing attacks on women and children, to the apparent targeting of foreign nationals and the deployment of the army to the Cape Flats – violence grabbed the major headlines in South Africa in 2019.
DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille has once again caused a stir on Twitter – this time for posting a cartoon about land, rape and race generalisations.
"They forced their way in at around 2am. They raped us. And when they left, they stole our phones and money."
There is a Constitutional Court judgment which deals with the issue of prescription in rape cases, experts say.
A serial rapist from Mpumalanga has been given six life terms after being found guilty of committing nine counts of rape.
A Limpopo pastor, who is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl, has been remanded by the Malamulele Magistrate's Court.
About 30 people have held a protest outside the Khayelitsha Magistrate' s Court to demand a better sexual offences court.
Sibusiso Ndlovu - who was found guilty of 54 violent offences, ranging from rape, to kidnapping and assault - has been sentenced to 13 life terms and 185 years in prison.
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