COMMUNITY A mother who abducted her three children from Thailand has until August 20 to send them back after the Supreme Court of Appeal rejected her last-ditch bid to keep them in Cape Town. The SA woman has spent two years trying to keep her 12-year-old daughter and 8-year-old twins[…]
The number of children murdered in Cape Town still stands at 1,000 every year, which means on average, three children get killed per day. That’s according to a senior researcher at UCT Children’s Institute, Lucy Jamieson, unpacking the shocking statistics of child murders in South Africa. It comes in the[…]
Gunmen have abducted six girls and two staff members from a boarding school in northern Nigeria, according to a police spokesman. Yakubu Sabo said armed men gained entry on Thursday into the Engravers College, a mixed boarding school in a remote area south of the city of Kaduna. They “took away[…]
An 8-year-old Cape Town girl alleged to have been abducted on Saturday has been found and taken to hospital for a medical examination, Western Cape police have confirmed. Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said detectives were investigating after the girl was abducted at about 18:00 in the Goodwood area. “According[…]
A 65 year old Plattekloof businessman was allegedly abducted at his business premises in Parow on Monday morning. The man has been identified as Liaqat Allie Parker, the founder member of the Foodprop Group. He is also a board member of Al Amien Foods and a non-executive board member of[…]
The mother of three young girls who managed to escape being abducted in Colorado Park in Mitchell’s Plain on Sunday has lauded her children’s bravery, but believes they may have been victims of human trafficking. The three girls, aged 14, 11 and 8 years old, fought off the suspects, who[…]
Today marks one year since the abduction of South African photo journalist Shiraaz Mohamed. Mohamed had entered the war-ravaged country after requesting the Gift of the Givers Foundation (GOTG) to facilitate his entry into Syria. His aim was to document the suffering of the Syrian people and distributing his images[…]
With no real progress in the search for South African photo-journalist Shiraaz Mohamed in Syria, Gift of the Givers says investigations into his disappearance have been intensified. The 38 year old journalist from Lenasia was abducted on 10 January on the way to the Turkish border and no group has[…]
Muhammad Yusuf Da Costa narrowly escaped his abductors late on Monday evening, after a 15 hour ordeal. While exact details have yet to be revealed, the 25 year old is said to be safe at home and was found unharmed. He was taken to hospital after he was found to[…]
The threat of transnational crime, in particular child trafficking, destroyed the lives of children and brought misery to their families, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said on Thursday. Speaking to media upon the repatriation from Malawi of two siblings, a 14-year-old and a 20-year-old, who were abducted from South Africa[…]
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