Pope meets with US church leaders over clergy sex abuse

2018-09-14 07:33

Pope Francis met with US bishops and cardinals to discuss the Vatican's response to a new wave of devastating claims of sexual abuse by clergy.

Warrant details sex allegations against gymnastics coach

2018-09-13 06:22

An arrest warrant for a gymnastics coach who faces sex abuse charges in Texas and Oklahoma alleges he put his hands inside the leotards of young girls.

KZN woman caught while allegedly raping nine-year-old

2018-09-06 20:08

A 29-year-old woman accused of the rape of a nine-year-old boy in Eshowe, northern KwaZulu-Natal, has been released on R300 bail.

Parktown Boys water polo coach would choke us and touch our genitals, witnesses tell court

2018-08-28 15:58

Witnesses have told the South Gauteng High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court how a former Parktown Boys' High School assistant water polo coach and hostel master would wrestle them, sometimes choke them and fondle their genitals.

3 men face over 1 400 counts each of sexually abusing animals

2018-08-22 06:17

Three men face more than 1 400 counts each of sexually abusing animals at a Pennsylvania farm.

Former Parktown Boys High water polo assistant coach pleads guilty to 144 charges

2018-08-21 16:36

A former Parktown Boys' assistant water polo coach has pleaded guilty to 144 charges of sexual assault acts on young school boys on the school's premises.

Two life sentences for murder, attempted rape of Rene Roman

2018-08-20 16:55

A 52-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for the attempted rape and murder of 13-year-old Rene Roman in Lavender Hill, Cape Town.

Pope on side of victims of US 'predator' priests

2018-08-18 08:24

Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than 300 "predator" priests in the United States who are accused of abusing over 1 000 children across seven decades, the Vatican says.

Sex offender stripped of US citizenship, will be deported

2018-08-16 05:12

A North Carolina man who federal authorities say sexually abused his stepdaughter has been stripped of his United States citizenship and will be deported to Ghana.

Gender-based violence on campuses now a crisis – Manamela

2018-08-06 21:28

The growing number of gender-based violence cases at higher education institutions is a concern, says Higher Education Deputy Minister Buti Manamela.


Pope meets with US church leaders over clergy sex abuse

2018-09-13 22:18

Pope Francis was set to host US bishops and cardinals to discuss the Vatican's response to a new wave of devastating claims of sexual abuse by clergy.

Pope to meet US bishops over abuse scandal

2018-09-12 10:41

The Vatican says that Pope Francis will meet with a delegation of US cardinals and bishops over the sex abuse and cover-up scandal roiling the Catholic Church and his own papacy.

Lesufi tells Parktown Boys pupils that he is not happy with secondary victimisation report

2018-08-30 19:27

Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi has given Parktown Boys High School pupils a tongue-lashing.

Sexual assault trial of ex-coach at Parktown Boys High School postponed

2018-08-27 16:38

The trial of a former assistant water polo coach accused of sexually assaulting boys at Parktown Boys High School has been postponed.

Man who raped and murdered his baby son, had also tried to burn his family alive, court hears

2018-08-21 18:46

A man who was convicted of the rape and murder of his baby son had that same month attempted to burn his family alive, court papers reveal.

Alcohol plays a major role in rape cases in Inanda – station commander

2018-08-20 16:59

Alcohol consumption played a significant role in the perpetration of rape and sexual assault in Inanda, north of Durban - where the local police station has as the highest number of reported rape cases in the country.

Catholics consider withholding donations amid scandals

2018-08-20 14:28

Catholics once faithful with their financial support to their churches are searching for ways to respond to the constant sex-abuse scandals that have tarnished the institution in which they believe, with back-to-back scandals in the past two months.

SAPS social worker in court for allegedly raping Soweto primary school pupils

2018-08-17 18:42

A South African Police Service Forensic social worker officer has appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court in connection with the alleged rape and sexual assault of two children, aged seven and eight, at a Soweto Primary School.

WRAP: Students mourn the death of one of their own, Khensani Maseko

The tragic death of Rhodes student Khensani Maseko has devastated the nation during National Women's Month. The suicide of the 23-year-old has sparked outrage and heartache over sexual violence affecting women in South Africa. Watch.

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Khensani Maseko sought help before her death

2018-08-06 20:37

Keri Perumal from Nkoli-Fassie, an organisation that deals with various issues including sexual assault on campus, says while Maseko had reached out to her, she was not aware that the 23-year-old was suicidal.

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