By Lee-Yandra Paulsen The recent sexual assault of Refilwe Mafokeng by three teenagers has sparked intense discussions on social media, exposing the pervasive issue of sexual assault within South African society. Business Development Manager at TEARS Foundation, Britney Myburgh, addressed the concerning matter in an interview with VOC Breakfast on[…]
Finance minister Enoch Godongwana has confirmed he has finally been informed by police that he is being investigated for sexual assault. In a statement, Godongwana said he had been approached by the police on Thursday. “I met with a police official and was furnished with a warning statement informing me[…]
A Gauteng school principal regarded as a “father figure” who was dismissed for misconduct over two cases of alleged sexual assault involving teachers has lost his bid to be reinstated. The principal was dismissed for misconduct in March 2021. One of the teachers alleged he had touched her buttocks and[…]
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[…]
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