Child Deaths

The law and the horror of the death of Michael Komape

The Supreme Court of Appeal this week heard argument on why the law, as it now stands, is inadequate to compensate the Komape family

Slice of Life: I’ve been digging graves since I was a teen – death has given me a shot at life

A Soweto teenager put himself through school by preparing graves. Now he’s an undertaker, but still gets emotional at the sight of a child’s coffin.

MDGs: Child and maternal health needs critical care

Despite increased efforts to improve child and maternal health, countries are still lagging behind in meeting their Millennium Development Goals.

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.

Diepsloot faces new child murder shock

Gauteng police have opened a murder case after a seven-month-old baby boy was found dead and mutilated in a shack in the township.

Charges withdrawn against four of five accused in Diepsloot toddler killings

Charges against four of five men accused of kidnapping, raping and killing two toddlers in Diepsloot have been withdrawn.

Diepsloot toddler saga: Protesters take to magistrate’s court

Protesters have gathered at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court where five men were to appear for the rape and murder of two toddlers in Diepsloot.

Manhunt on for Diepsloot toddler killer

Police are on the hunt for a man believed to be behind the killings in Diepsloot.

The fear and fury of the mothers of Diepsloot

The killing of two toddlers in Diepsloot has seen residents protest in anger but it is mothers who are affected the most, writes Sarah Evans.

ANC condemns Diepsloot toddler killings

The killing of two toddlers in Diepsloot in the north of Johannesburg is shocking and heart-breaking, says the ANC.

Cotlands resurrected as a haven of hope and learning

ARVs have stopped children dying, now the former Aids hospice is helping them to thrive.

Sub-Saharan Africa ranks lowest for mothers

Having a baby in sub-Saharan Africa is riskier than anywhere else according to the latest State of the World's Mothers report.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income