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Sibling Violence

February 8, 2016

How to deal with child-on-child violence 09 March, 01:00 PM News 24 Jerusha Sukdeo-Raath is joined in studio by Zeenat Osman who works as a counsellor at the Saartjie Bartman Centre for Women and Children. Osman takes us through the contributing factors of child-on-child violence in South Africa. Research at the Saartjie Bartman Centre has

Raped for initiation in sex den

February 8, 2016

2015-03-04 22:30 Mbombela – An initiation school in Mpumalanga was used as a sex den where 21 girls aged between nine and 17 were repeatedly raped and physically abused, the Nelspruit circuit of the High Court in Pretoria heard on Wednesday. One of the 21 girls testified against Johan Jabulani Mlombo, 48 and his wife,

Special unit to rein in trafficking

February 8, 2016

Sipho Masombuka | 22 February, 2015 23:59 The International Organisation on Migration has called for the establishment of a special unit to focus on human trafficking to counter smarter syndicates. Police say human trafficking is the second-most lucrative illicit trade after drug dealing, and is estimated to be worth $32-billion (R372-billion), with 12.3million adults and

Rapist stepdad sentenced to life

February 7, 2016

2015-02-17 21:06 Mbombela – An Mpumalanga man who raped his two stepdaughters while their mother was at work was sentenced to life in imprisonment by the Nelspruit Regional Court on Tuesday. The man, 39, from Pienaar near Mbombela, who may not be named to protect the identity of the girls, was found guilty last Friday

Businessman to be sentenced for abusing toddler

February 7, 2016

2015-01-19 15:43 Pretoria – A Pretoria North businessman who abused his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, leaving her in a vegetative state, will be sentenced in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday. Judge Nico Coetzee on Monday postponed the 37-year-old man’s trial for sentencing. The State asked the court to sentence the divorced father of two

Pretoria court hears of brutal baby assault

February 7, 2016

Sapa | 17 November, 2014 18:43 A two-year-old girl known as Baby L no longer had a pulse when she was rushed to hospital in December last year, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Monday. The sister of a Pretoria North man accused of trying to kill Baby L by repeatedly assaulting her gave

Court sentences man to 20 years in day care toddler rape case

February 7, 2016

A man found guilty of raping a three-year-old girl was sentenced to 20 years in prison by the High Court in Johannesburg, according to a report. Beeld reported that Judge George Maluleke on Tuesday rejected argument from Mathys Van Zyl’s lawyer that it was less serious for an adult to rape a child with his fingers

Problems with phone lines

February 7, 2016

We are currently experiencing problems with our phone lines. Should you need to contact the Saartjie Baartman Centre, please try the following numbers: 021 633 1253 / 5287, 021 637 4463 / 4483 / 3487 or 021 638 4152. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by this

Comment on an aspect of the Zuma rape trial

February 7, 2016

Letter to the Cape Argus, printed 13 March 2006 We at the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children would like to voice our support for all the South African organisations and individuals who are standing up for and defending the rights of the complainant in the Zuma rape trial. In particular we support the

Zuma Opinion: What Zuma won and South Africa lost

February 7, 2016

Colleen Lowe Morna 15 May 2006 It is ironic that as South Africans celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Constitution last week [8 May], a young woman who dared to lay a charge of rape against the man who would be president prepared to surrender that most basic of rights: her citizenship. Former deputy president