Child Abuse

Ugandan maid jailed four years for torturing toddler

A Ugandan maid, who made headlines after a video showing her torturing a toddler was released, has been given four years in jail for abuse.

Don’t call them pests; rapists are criminals

We glibly make light of violent abuse by calling those who perpetrate sex crimes 'pests'.

A new kind of fatherhood can prevent violence

Gender-based abuse costs South Africa up to R40bn a year, but can be tackled at its root by dads taking an active role in caring for their children.

Dear Diary: 16 days aren’t enough

The endless refrain of child molestation, rape, murder, incest, violence goes on and on and on.

Violence against women and children costs SA $173bn

The most devastating impact of violence comes not from wars, but from child and woman abuse; an area often neglected and needing much more attention.

How corporal punishment’s legality aggravates child abuse

Data shows that over 30% of parents use severe corporal punishment, but the law should not allow it, writes Carol Bower and Wessel van den Berg.

MEC: School must apologise after reports of sexual assault

Panyaza Lesufi has told a school to say sorry after female learners were allegedly checked for sexual activity after a bloodied condom was found.

Pope Francis appoints first anti-child abuse panel members

The head of the Catholic Church has appointed the first eight members of a panel announced in December to tackle paedophilia scandals in the church.

Afghanistan contemplates law that would silence battered women

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai is deciding whether to veto a "backward" law that would restrict prosecutions for domestic and child abuse.

Punish paedophiles, not gays

Political leaders need to get their priorities straightened out when it comes to homosexuality versus child abuse, writes Jane Raphaely.

Zuma on child rape: ‘Something is seriously wrong’

Following the rape of a baby and toddler in the week, President Jacob Zuma and Minister Lulu Xingwana have condemned sexual attacks on children.

Child abuse: Lament for the end of innocence

Mariella Furrer confronts her demons in her book, "My Piece of Sky", as she untangles the horror of child sexual abuse. (Trigger warning)


Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

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