NGO wants owner held criminally liable after 2-year-old boy burned at Alex creche

Non-governmental organization (NGO) Women and Men Against Child Abuse called for the owner of an illegal Alexandra creche to be held criminally liable for negligence after a two-year-old boy was burned with boiling water. The toddler’s teacher was suspended after the child sustained severe burns to his buttocks and legs in January. She was formally […]

Alexandra family now hopeful after creche teacher charged with attempted murder

The family of a two-year-old Alex burn victim on Thursday said they had renewed hope that justice would be served after the teacher accused of pouring boiling water over their son was now facing an attempted murder charge. The teacher – who has not yet pleaded – briefly appeared in the Alexandra Magistrates Court on […]

Alexandra creche teacher accused of burning toddler returns to court

It’s still not clear what steps will be taken, if any, against an Alexandra crèche where a two-year-old boy was severely burnt in a tub of boiling water. The toddler sustained extensive burns to his legs and buttocks in January and is still battling to walk. A teacher, who is currently out on bail, is […]

Taxi driver arrested for Joburg pupil’s murder

On the day a teenage girl was found in Johannesburg, shot dead in a pool of blood, a boy playing in a park picked up a handbag. He took it home. Inside his mother found an identity document belonging to her 18-year-old-daughter, who had left home the previous day to visit a relative. This was […]

6 suspects due in court for trying to sell a poached pangolin

Six suspects are expected to appear in the Alexandra magistrate’s court in northern Johannesburg on Monday after they were arrested in a sting operation while looking for a buyer for a poached pangolin. The suspects are aged between 28 and 42. “The group, who have been charged for contravening the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act […]

Another delay in trial of ex-Bryanston High sports coach accused of s.e.xually assaulting pupils

It is alleged that he sexually assaulted the girls during netball matches and on school outings between 2017 and 2018. The case against a former Bryanston High School sports coach accused of s.e.xual assault has once again been postponed in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court. A decision by the Director of Public Prosecution was expected on […]