A Worcester mother found herself in the dock on two counts of child abuse on Thursday after she “disciplined” two teenage girls for creating “lust-inducing” Facebook pages. The woman, a 52-year-old who lives with her biological daughter and 11 foster children, allegedly chained up her 16-year-old foster daughter for three[…]
As we say good bye to the school year, the greatest fear is what children will be doing during the Summer holidays. As the warm summer days begin, it is important for parents to prioritize the well-being of their little ones. The Western Cape Department of Social Development is appealing[…]
Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu said she is unhappy with the R10 transaction charge Grindrod Bank is currently charging grant beneficiaries and is working on finding a new arrangement. Shabangu was in Parliament on Wednesday to account for her department’s annual performance and budget plans. Addressing issues around the South[…]
Social Development Minister, Susan Shabangu, explained to Parliament why she suspended a process to get a new tender to take over grant payments. She refused to sign off on Sassa’s Annual Performance Plan, and wrote to the Constitutional Court to tell them about her decision. Shabangu said that acting Sassa[…]
The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has called on parents dealing with substance abuse within the home, especially with their children, to seek assistance from social workers. The department was commenting on the case of Tafelsig father, Sedick Abrahams, charged with murder after stabbing his 21 year old[…]
Authorities are investigating a so called ‘sex list’ being circulated on social media. The list containing the names of 31 of children, believed to be from Atlantis, went viral on social media with the victims accused of being promiscuous. Western Cape department of social development spokesperson, Sihle Ngobese, says they[…]
The shocking discovery that a 5 year old girl from Diep River was allegedly sexual exploited for money and food has prompted child protection social workers to place her into temporary safe care. The Western Cape Department of Social Development said the girl was allegedly being abused and forced to[…]
The Mitchells Plain Crisis Forum has called for calm at court on Wednesday as a 49 year old man accused of the rape of 5 year old girl is due to make his first appearance. The man was taken into police custody on Sunday, after the girl reported him to[…]
By Abubaker Abrahams Bonteheuwel residents are seething following the arrest of a 53-year-old man accused of raping a six-year-old girl and then giving her R5 as payment. According to reports, the perpetrator is allegedly known to the family and is in police custody. The suspect appeared in the Bishop Lavis[…]
Affidavits containing counter allegations between Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, her former director general and the Sassa CEO will be at the centre of a probe ordered by the Constitutional Court to determine whether she should be held personally liable for the social grants payment debacle. The Constitutional Court on[…]
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