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 […]

91-year-old Mpumalanga man and his 30-year-old girlfriend caught for raping girl (11)

A 91-year-old man and his 30-year-old girlfriend from Mpumalanga appeared in court this week on charges of rape and child neglect. The elderly man faces charges of raping his partner’s 11-year-old daughter, while her mother is accused of child neglect. The couple went on the run after a good Samaritan rescued the woman’s three children. […]

Mom gets R1 000 bail in child neglect and rape case

The elderly man faces charges of raping his partner’s 11-year-old daughter, while her mother is accused of child neglect. The couple went on the run after a good Samaritan rescued the woman’s three children. Police said the siblings, aged two, five, and 11, were neglected and sometimes left alone to fend for themselves. “It all […]

Western Cape man sentenced to 2 life terms in jail for raping two elderly men

The Robertson Regional Court has handed down two life sentences to Hennury Cloete who raped two men in 2015, 2016, and 2018. Cloete was accused of breaking into the home of a 60-year-old Suurbrak mentally disabled man and raping him on two occasions in 2015 and 2016. NPA spokesperson, Eric Ntabazalila, said the disabled man […]

Western Cape GBV centre recorded nearly 300 calls from victims during festive season

The Gender-Based Violence Command Centre recorded close to 300 calls from victims of violence, rape, and those needing legal advice over the festive season in the Western Cape. The centre operates under the Department of Social Development and released their report recently. Cases they’ve dealt with are between October last year and January this year. […]

Four families mourn the death of young boys who fell in hole near Borcherds Quarry

Four families are on Tuesday mourning the deaths of young boys who fell in a hole near Borcherds Quarry along the N2 highway. On Monday afternoon, the boys were playing and dug a hole in the sand. However, the walls of the hole collapsed and trapped them, leading to suffocation. Police say a five-year-old boy […]

Inkatha Freedom Party in KZN concerned over increased theft of state-owned vehicles

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in KwaZulu-Natal has expressed concern at the increased theft of state-owned vehicles, particularly those allocated to the Department of Social Development, which is costing the government millions. IFP KZN spokesperson for social development Les Govender said money meant for service delivery was instead being directed to replacing state-owned vehicles targeted […]

Heartless Uncle pours boiling water on a 17-month-old child

THE provincial Department of Social Development is investigating allegations that a man poured boiling water on a 17-month-old child. According to Social Development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza, the child is fighting for her life at Northdale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. Khoza said the child’s mother had an argument at the weekend with the child’s uncle, who allegedly […]

Father on hunger strike in bid to see children

A father has been on a hunger strike for nine days so far in a bid to see his children who have been kept away from him since June 2017 when their mother died. Solomon Mondlane has vowed to not move from outside the Department of Social Development until he has been given a commitment […]