The University of Cape Town (UCT) said on Wednesday it is providing support to a “survivor” who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a fellow student leader. A small group of students reportedly broke the Covid-19 lockdown curfew on Tuesday night to leave their residences and “look for the perpetrator”. It[…]
Another former senior Media24 journalist has been accused of sexually abusing boys while he held senior positions in the media. News24 is in the possession of three affidavits from men who accuse 80-year-old Coenie Slabber, a well-known former arts editor who worked at Sunday newspaper Rapport between the 1970s and[…]
Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault in a landmark #MeToo case. A jury on February 24 found Weinstein, 67, guilty of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi and raping former aspiring actress Jessica Mann. Once one of Hollywood’s[…]
Harvey Weinstein’s day began with expensive coffee and Acqua Panna mineral water at a breakfast meeting with his lawyers in a Four Seasons hotel near Manhattan’s criminal courts. It was due to end at New York’s violence-plagued Rikers Island jail complex, where the former Hollywood film producer was ordered to[…]
Police are investigating the attempted sexual assault of an 11-year-old boy at the Sea Point Pavilion swimming pool in Cape Town, authorities said on Thursday. The incident reportedly took place on New Year’s Day. No one has been arrested, police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said. The City’s law enforcement[…]
Amnesty International has come out in condemnation of the information revealed in a recent report by the Mail & Guardian, demanding that the relevant authorities “ensure transparency around the handling of investigations relating to ‘rampant’ sexual abuse and exploitation within the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).” According to the[…]
The Minister of Correctional Services and a manager at a Western Cape prison were found liable for damages to a social worker who was sexually assaulted in the manager’s office, the Western Cape High Court ruled on Tuesday. “It is declared that the first and second defendants are jointly and[…]
The University of the Western Cape is launching a new DNA profiling system to help with sexual offences. The new DNA kit targets will help in sexual offence cases, a crime that is plaguing South Africa. The kit targets DNA that is only carried by men – the Y-Chromosome. Head[…]
The social media trend “#AmINext” which emerged as a result of the crisis of femicide and sexual violence in South Africa has gotten social media platforms abuzz. Several social media platforms have degenerated into hosts of a naming and shaming frenzy in the country, with many accusations of sexual assault[…]
The Palm Ridge Magistrates Court has cleared a former scholar patrol guard who was accused of three counts of rape and 11 counts of sexual assault at AB Xuma Primary School in Soweto of all charges. Acting Judge Peet Johnson said the State had not proved beyond reasonable doubt that[…]
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