Child Abuse

Hull septuagenarian sent to prison for preying on Kenyan girls

While on holiday, 72-year-old Keith Morris used his elevated status among villagers to groom young girls

‘Spanking judgement sets a dangerous precedent’

Freedom of Religion SA on Monday said a high court ruling which ordered parents to no longer spank their children would set a dangerous precedent.

Principal and team removed from school for “concealing” sexual abuse of pupils

​The Gauteng dpt. of education removed the principal of the Soweto primary school where over 50 pupils were allegedly sexually assaulted by a guard.

Children exploited in custom videos

Chinese vendors have been selling videos of African children advertising products and sending messages amid criticisms of child exploitation

Slice Of Life: ​A killer among us

We think we recognise what a rapist looks like, but the man accused of killing Courtney Pieters seems very decent.

Should the government tell you how to discipline your children?

New research reveals complex relationships between harsh parenting and violence later in life for children.

​Child abuse can be curbed if the will to keep our children safe is tangibly realised

South Africa is on its way to being a pathfinder country in the realm of preventing violence towards children – but more can and needs to be done.

[From our archives] Four frightening facts about child sexual abuse in South Africa

South Africa's first national study on the incidence of child sexual abuse reports on the extent of crimes committed against local youth.

SA boys more at risk of sexual abuse than girls – study

One in three South African boys have experienced some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime.

Childhood in SA is a hard-knock life

Police are inadequately trained and social services too poorly resourced to deal with all of the reported cases of child abuse.

SAHRC recommends ban on corporal punishment

If Cabinet goes ahead with the process to enact the requisite legislation, it will be illegal for parents and caregivers to hit children.

Funny what I can’t laugh about

Laughter can be nurturing but some issues are simply off limits.

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Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

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New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders