A child rights expert has emphasised that failing to report sexual abuse against children is a criminal offence. It comes on the heels of a widely circulated video alleging sexual abuse perpetrated by two well-respected brothers in the Bo-Kaap community, which family members were reportedly made aware of. Now in[…]
Women and Men against Child Abuse says it would have liked to have seen a heftier sentence for the woman caught on camera assaulting three children at a creche in Carletonville, west of Johannesburg. Nelly Senwametsi (42) was sentenced to 5 years behind bars by the Oberholzer Magistrates’ Court on[…]
Although the increased focus on violence against women and children by government and civil society is laudable, it is insufficient if there is to be any hope of changing South Africa’s social environment. Lucy Jamieson, a senior researcher at UCT’s Children’s Institute, said there’s a problematic societal acceptance of violence[…]
The Constitutional Court of South Africa has officially ruled that corporal punishment is unacceptable under the current provisions of the constitution. Parents are no longer able to use “modest and reasonable [physical] chastisement” or “physical correction” in an effort to instil discipline in their children. The court upheld the South[…]
It’s official. You cannot smack your children. The Constitutional Court has upheld the 2017 ruling against corporal punishment in the home. READ: ConCourt says spanking your child at home is illegal The South Gauteng High Court had struck down the defence of reasonable chastisement, saying physical discipline violates children’s rights. Sonke[…]
WARNING: This story contains graphic details Nicholas Ninow, who pleaded guilty to rape, is expected to hear his fate on Monday when the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria makes a pronouncement on the charges he faced. Ninow, who admitted to raping a seven-year-old girl in a Dros restaurant’s bathroom in Pretoria[…]
WARNING: This story contains graphic details The trial of Nicholas Ninow, the man who admitted raping a 7-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros establishment in Pretoria last year, enters its final leg on Thursday before the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria gives its judgment. This comes after the[…]
JOHANNESBURG – The young survivor in the Dros rape case will be testifying on Wednesday. READ: Rape survivor calls for quicker prosecution against perpetrators The North Gauteng High Court has already heard from three witnesses, as well as the accused, Nicholas Ninow. Two women, employed at the restaurant, told their version of events[…]
The African Regional Child Trauma Conference, which took place earlier this month at the Cape Town City Hall, saw several organisations formally adopt the Leaving No Child Behind: Ending Violence Against Children in Africa Charter, which seeks to “accelerate efforts towards ending violence and trauma” against children in Africa. The[…]
By Anees Teladia This past weekend, over 200 Western Cape children gathered to air their views at a children’s consultation workshop. The workshop was initiated to get direct feedback from children in the province, on their challenges – feedback which is to be relayed to the provincial legislature and the[…]
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