Josef Fritzl

Monster in the room

It's a fudge, of course, but it seems to be a highly seductive fudge. Tabloid headlines around the world have repeatedly labelled him a monster.

‘Do I feel sorry for Josef Fritzl? A small part of me does’

Psychiatrist Heidi Kastner interviewed Fritzl repeatedly. She talks about how his mind works -- and how the case affected her.

Fritzl damaged from the ‘cellar of his soul’

A court psychiatrist yesterday described how Josef Fritzl had locked up his daughter as a way of compensating for a loveless childhood.

‘Light out. Rape. Light on. Rape. Birth. Death. Rape’

She pulled back the lid of the cardboard box, and invited the jurors to take a sniff. It was a chance to experience the rancid stink of the cellar.

A monster from the pages of a Grimm tale

Behind all the words, the turning over of facts, the analysis, the frantic speculation (did the wife know?) and the tormented search for meanings (how could this happen?), lies a central image: a woman and her three children buried alive, toothless, hunchbacked, pale-skinned, talking in their own mumbling language, just beneath the surface of everyday life for 24 years.


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

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20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

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