ARTICLES RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE

Sasha-Lee takes a stand

2020-02-21 14:36

The local beauty has revealed she’s a victim of sexual assault and now plans to use her platform to fight abuse against women

Alleged child rapist Willem Breytenbach now faces seven charges

2020-02-04 12:22

Willem Breytenbach, the former teacher and journalist who is accused of sexual abuse by several men, is facing more charges, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court has heard.

First arrest puts marital rape in spotlight in Eswatini

2020-01-17 11:52

The southern African kingdom of Eswatini is ramping up rights for married women, enforcing the charge of rape against offending husbands - a taboo in conservative Swati society.

Vatican struggles to keep up with clergy abuse cases

2019-12-21 14:58

A 'tsunami' of child sex abuse cases have overwhelmed the Vatican's most secretive institution.

WATCH | Willem Breytenbach arrives at Cape Town Central police station

2019-12-03 20:46

The alleged sex offender Willem Breytenbach has arrived at the Cape Town Central police station on Tuesday evening. He will be held here until he appears in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Wednesday or Thursday.

Media exec Willem Breytenbach arrested for sexual assault

2019-12-03 13:08

Alleged sex offender Willem Breytenbach - who has been accused of rape by Johannesburg-based copywriter Deon Wiggett - has been arrested in Hartenbos in the Southern Cape.

Willem Breytenbach case: Police investigating 3 criminal cases as sex assault claims pile up

2019-11-29 20:17

Three criminal cases and an enquiry case docket have been registered in relation to allegations of sexual abuse against former media executive Willem Breytenbach.

ANALYSIS | From Kroonstad to Three Anchor Bay: How Willem Breytenbach got away for 40 years

2019-11-29 06:00

It is between these two places, Kroonstad and Three Anchor Bay, that Willem Breytenbach spent the prime of his adult life - what now appears to be an undeniable fact - as a sexual predator and got away with it. For 40 years.

Comprehensive Sexuality Education addresses Gender-Based Violence, HIV infections and learner pregnancy

2019-11-28 10:00

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) appreciates the interest shown in education, particularly the engagement regarding the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) component of Life Orientation.

'I was raped in the toilet' - another man alleges that he was a victim of Breytenbach

2019-11-24 16:54

Another man has accused Willem Breytenbach, a former Media24 magazine executive and teacher, of sexual abuse.

 

US Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy after abuse scandal

2020-02-18 13:33

The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy in what it said was an effort to safeguard compensation payouts for sexual abuse victims.

Military Ombudsman briefs SANDF about mandate to investigate sexual abuse cases

2020-01-18 08:47

The Department of Defence and Military Veterans' ministerial task team has briefed the department about its mandate of investigating cases of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual offences within the SA National Defence Force (SANDF).

'We've messed up big time' - Big Blue in hot water over controversial 'Water Polo Teacher's Pet' T-shirt

2020-01-07 14:24

Popular South African gifting and clothing store Big Blue has come under fire after selling a controversial T-shirt which had the words "Water Polo Teacher's Pet" printed on the front.

OPINION: Most abusers live in moral echo-chambers

2019-12-13 13:29

Such is the weakness and hypocrisy of our leaders that they’d choose the path of least resistance, duplicity or "victimhood" rather than confront the demons afflicting this nation head on, writes Tebogo Khaas.

WATCH | Catching an alleged sexual predator: How the arrest of Willem Breytenbach unfolded

2019-12-03 19:39

The arrest of former teacher, media executive and alleged sexual predator Willem Breytenbach was nearly a non-event as Breytenbach was nowhere to be found when police arrived at his mother's seaside home in Reebok, Mossel Bay.

Sexual exploitation and abuse in SANDF: Task team to investigate cases dating back to 2014

2019-12-02 20:41

The SA National Defence Force must open itself up to scrutiny to correct sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, says Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

Women who suffered child abuse have worse menopause symptoms - study

2019-11-29 09:09

The effects of childhood abuse on physical health are slightly stronger for women than men, according to this Canadian research.

OPINION: Instagram and the sexual predator

2019-11-29 06:00

Without overseeing what our kids are doing on Instagram, checking in frequently and having multiple conversations around your children's online activity, they are bound to make mistakes with long term serious psychological, reputational and even legal consequences.

Adriaan Basson: The #MeToo revolution we need in boardrooms, newsrooms and classrooms

2019-11-25 07:46

The first reaction from many people to the Willem Breytenbach revelations and to other sexual predators who have not yet been exposed, is, "we always suspected something, but we didn't know it was this bad", writes Adriaan Basson.

WATCH | The stake-out: Tracking a 'serial sex offender'

2019-11-22 19:25

After disappearing off the radar since the publication of a podcast implicating him as a sex offender, News24 has been pulling out all the stops to locate teacher-turned-journalist Willem Breytenbach.

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