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[…]
By Anees Teladia The Western Cape could soon see the appointment of a long-awaited children’s commissioner if all goes according to the plans of several non-governmental organisations (NGO’s). Child right’s advocates have long been calling for a commissioner, as the province has the highest child murder rate in the country.[…]
Cape Town has seen a rapid increase in the number of children reported missing and later killed which creates great concern to child protection and advocacy group Molo Songololo. Earlier this week the body of missing toddler Oderick Lucas was discovered in a drain by children trying to retrieve a[…]
After more than two decades of democracy and countless cases of domestic and sexual abuse of children, rights groups have welcomed a soon to be implemented bill on the establishment of body mandated to protect the rights of the child. Premier Helen Zille Children’s recently announced the finalization of a[…]
By: Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed South African parents have been left torn after the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled that parents will no longer be able to use the defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’ if they are later accused of assault. Judge Raylene Keightley handed down the judgement that[…]
Child rights group Molo Songololo says the number of cases of young teens raping even younger children is increasing. The organisation was reacting after a 16-year-old was arrested for allegedly raping two girls, one aged nine and the other a five-year-old. According to police spokesman Noloyiso Rwexana, the boy allegedly[…]
Molo Songololo has expressed shock and disgust at a judgement issued by the sexual offences court in Parow, which let a convicted child pornographer seemingly off the hook with a suspended 8 year sentence. Andries Petrus Retief was convicted of luring minors to his farm in Durbanville, where he proceeded[…]
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