By Anees Teladia The Western Cape Women’s Shelter Movement (WCWSM) and the National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSM) have called on government to address funding shortages which are preventing the improvement of inadequate shelters for abused women in South Africa. Despite the harsh weather conditions, the organizations held a[…]
By Anees Teladia Social media has erupted with outcry recently, with the release of videos depicting scenes of violent child abuse at an early childhood development (ECD) centre in South Africa. This comes after another incident relating to the abuse and neglect of children resulted in a toddler reported missing,[…]
A family from Elim, near Bredasdorp, are reeling from shock after 6-year-old Delvina Europa was found raped and murdered just three months after her mother’s sudden death. Her body was found in the bushes in the Cape Agulhas community after she went missing on Sunday evening. The incident united the[…]
Cape Town pastor Keith Bird was sentenced to an effective 50 years’ imprisonment on multiple murder and rape charges. According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Bird, of Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain, faced two counts of murder, seven counts of rape, four counts of crimen injuria and one count of theft[…]
A Melbourne court has sentenced Cardinal George Pell, a former close ally of Pope Francis, to six years behind bars with a possibility of parole. Pell was found guilty of five counts of historic child sex crimes. As he delivered the hugely anticipated verdict, Chief Judge Peter Kidd said that[…]
The KwaZulu-Natal department of health has paid tribute to a mother of two who was shot dead in her home on Sunday night as a “professional hard-working” nurse. Sister Barbara Emmadla Haines, 34, was allegedly shot in the head by her husband following a domestic dispute in the presence of[…]
The Western Cape Department of Community Safety kick-started its campaign for the annual 16 Days of Activism this past weekend, leading awareness marches through the streets of Tafelsig and Beacon Valley. The initiative seeks to educate community members about the scourge of domestic violence and child abuse, which has been[…]
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