child abuse

Our Perfect Wedding: ‘It’s Statutory Rape’

Women’s rights group People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) says it is looking into Mzansi Magic’s reality show showing a man admitting to targeting schoolgirls for sex.

This after pastor Fanie Mkhwanazi revealed on ‘Our Perfect Wedding’ episode that he met his bride-to-be, Bavelile, when she was a 14-year-old school-going teenager.

POWA counselling manager, Itumeleng Moloko, says her organisation viewed Mkhwanazi’s bedding of young girls as statutory rape, adding that, “We have to consult with our legal department and decide on the action.”

Uviwe Child and Youth Services: Child and Youth Care Worker

Uviwe Child and Youth Services (previously Port Elizabeth (PE) Childline and Family Centre) is a nonprofit organisation that promotes children’s rights in the field of violence against children.

Uviwe Child and Youth Services seeks appoint a young part-time (afternoon only)Child and Youth Care Worker, based in Schauderville Toy Library, Port Elizabeth.

Childline South Africa: Social Worker - Durban

Childline South Africa is a nonprofit organisation that works collectively to protect children from all forms of violence and to create a culture of children's rights in South Africa.

Childline South Africa seeks to appoint a Social Worker, based in Durban.

The Social Worker will provide therapeutic services to abused children, families and care givers, as well as to children with abusive or inappropriate sexual behaviour


Gauteng to Intensify Fight Against Child Abuse

With more than 32 000 cases of child abuse recorded in the past decade (2004 and 2014), the Gauteng Department of Social Development in Gauteng vows to intensify the fight against the abuse of children.

In light of this year’s Child Protection Week, running from 1 - 7 June 2014, MEC for agriculture, rural development and social development, Faith Mazibuko is launching a campaign under the theme, ‘Working Together to Protect Children’ and sub-themed, ‘Each For All and All For Each: Communities protecting their own’.

Child Protection Week Commemorated

Childline, a non-governmental organisation, says the disintegration of family values in South Africa is one of the main factors contributing to the high rate of child sexual abuse.

Childline’s Joan van Niekerk, speaking at the start of Child Protection Week, said that, "One of the things we have failed to do in the 20 years of democracy is really look at how we can strengthen family and re-connect people.”

Call to Probe a Creche After Abuse

Non-governmental organisation, Women and Men against Child Abuse (WMACA) has called for a full investigation into alleged child abuse taking place at a Rosettenville daycare centre in the south of Johannesburg.

Video footage obtained by the Daily Sun depicting a 16-month-old toddler on a bathroom floor with her feet and wrists tied while struggling to get free, went viral on 8 April 2014.

NGOs Decry SA’s Child Abuse 'Epidemic'

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working with women and children say child abuse has become an epidemic in the country, with one in four children becoming victims of abuse.

Saartjie Baartman spokesperson, Shaheema McLeod, states that one of the problems that they have picked up in their areas is that there are little resources available for parents to take their kids for assistance.

Childline Northern Cape: Social Worker

Childline is an effective non-profit organization that works collectively to protect children from all forms of violence and to create a culture of children's rights in South Africa.

Childline Northern Cape seeks to appoint a Social Worker, based in the Northern Cape.


  • Manage and coordinate the Community Awareness Programme in the NC;
  • Offer Therapeutic services to Abused Children and their families;
  • Training volunteers and partners in Child protection.


Report: Child Marriages Rife in Mash Central

Some government officials including Members of Parliament are sexual predators targeting minors but continue to walk scot-free.
The revelations are contained in a report compiled by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development following public hearings with various stakeholders on the prevalence of child marriages in Mashonaland Central Province recently.


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