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 […]

Carletonville crèche abuse case postponed

A court case involving a former nursery school employee in Carletonville has been postponed to next month. Nelly Senwametsi was earlier convicted of two counts of common assault and one of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to three children aged four. A psychologist testified on Wednesday that the children will experience lifelong […]

NGO calls for Carletonville crèche employee to get 10 years for child abuse

Non-profit organization Women and Men Against Child Abuse has called for the former employee of a Carletonville crèche to face up to 10 years behind bars for assaulting minors. The sentencing against Nellie Senwametsi was postponed in the Oberholzer Magistrates Court on Thursday and will be heard next week. The caregiver was caught on camera […]

Hangberg unrest stabilised, after burning of crèche and destruction of structures

Residents started protesting after City of Cape Town officials demolished an incomplete structure built by a local Despite incidents of stone-throwing in the Hout Bay area on Saturday morning, unrest in which buildings were set alight on Friday night has stabilized, according to police. Residents clashed with the police on Friday evening and a crèche […]

Police investigating toddler’s death at Soweto crèche

Police are investigating the death of a toddler at a Soweto crèche. In a video provided to eNCA by the distraught family, a teacher is seen pinning down the 19-month-old before force-feeding her. The family says the post-mortem indicates their child suffocated to death. Little Emihle Cele (18 months old) was declared dead on Monday […]

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Creche to remain closed following toddler’s death

Police on Gauteng’s West Rand say they’re waiting for the results of postmortem tests to decide how to proceed after a two-year-old boy died at a creche this week. The toddler from Tshepisong died at around 9 am on Tuesday after complaining of stomach pain at breakfast, says Kagiso police spokesperson Solomon Sibiya. The child’s […]

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MMC to visit Westdene creche after two kids killed by rat poison

Joburg MMC for health and social development, Dr Mpho Phalatse was on Wednesday expected to visit the Westdene preschool where two children died due to rat poisoning. Phalatse’s spokesperson, Siyanda Makhubu said the deaths were reported about a week ago and the Environmental Health team was dispatched to the preschool after the incident. It was […]

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Carlertonville crèche shut-down after abuse

The Carletonville crèche caught up in an abuse scandal has been found to be non-compliant and has been closed. According to Gauteng MEC for Social Development, Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, the crèche’s licence expired in 2016. Mayathula-Khoza says the caregivers are also believed to unqualified. “We are closing this school because of negligent of children. I asked […]