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When the inner Jericho walls crumble

This piece explores the tragedy of the Dickason murders. Psychology can help us understand how to prevent tragedies such as this one. But, because parental violence against the young is such a scary field, the help that is available often doesn’t get used. Also, some people in the news media...

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On baby rape

This is an edited version of a 2013 opinion piece originally written a day after a six-week-old baby was allegedly raped by her young uncle in Kimberley’s Galeshewe township. As this happened, matrics across South Africa who were sitting their final exams had to deal with a very problematic...

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Adolescent sexuality

Blaming and punishing instead of guiding and helping sexually active adolescents is an ages old victimising custom which lets parents, other caregivers, family and broader society off the hook. This custom contributes to the continuing denial of infantile and childhood sexuality which needs to be...

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