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Apartheid era security policeman’s daughter lays historical child abuse charges against father

The daughter of Joao (Jan) Rodriguez, the apartheid-era policeman accused of murdering teacher & activist Ahmed Timol in a 1971 staged suicide, today laid charges of historical child abuse against her 80-year old father. Tilana Stander today decided to go public about the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands [Read More]


Sexual play vs Sexual Abuse – what is healthy and what is reason for concern

Sexual exploration and sexual play are a natural part of a child’s development, and may involve: motivated by mutual curiosity with no pressure or power play involved interested in similarities and differences between their bodies and others showing their genitals to others touching each other’s genitals peeking or catching others [Read More]


Mandatory reporting of child abuse in South Africa: Legislation explored

M L Hendricks MA (Clinical Psychology), MPhil (Applied Ethics), LLB, is the principal clinical psychologist at Stikland Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, and a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town ABSTRACT Legislation concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse [Read More]