Translate to: 

How to catch a rapist

How to catch a rapist
From the left are Monique Strydom (CEO Matla A Bana), Professor Gerard Labuschagne, Col Harri (WC Provincial Co-ordinator) and Gillian Arendse (iTemba Labs - main sponsor of the training).
GEORGE NEWS - During the last three years more than 1 500 serial rape cases have been linked by the DNA laboratories of the SAPS.

How many still go undetected, remains to be discovered. Serial rapists get away with sexual violence, and often with murder as well. It is a well-known fact that serial rape often escalates into murder, like the case of the Sunday Rapist from Gauteng who was recently convicted and sentenced to life behind bars.

In the Western Cape these offenders will hopefully soon discover that their crimes do not go unnoticed. This is due to a specialised training course hosted by Matla A Bana - A voice against child abuse.

Matla A Bana CEO, Monique Strydom is one of the 21 Sipadan hostages who survived a four month ordeal at the hands of the Abu Sayyaf in 2000. Today she is a very popular motivational speaker, winner of numerous awards and also the founder of two charity trusts. Her projects reach more than 14 000 abused children every year.

The focus of this NGO is to minimise the secondary abuse that child victims suffer when they report crimes, so they work very closely with the SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offence (FCS) units.

Detectives from all over the Western Cape receive training in the Investigation of Serial Rape by one of South Africa's top experts, Professor Gerard Labuschagne. Detectives are trained in the profiling of the perpetrator, modus operandi and the very crucial skill of linking cases. Because of the lack of a specialised task team and officers not communicating, many of these cases remain unlinked. Prof Labuschagne said that one serial rapist can rape up to 40 women.

Currently the FCS units are investigating a series of serial rapes in Cape Town and small towns such as Vredenburg and Knysna. With this type of specialised training, cases will now be resolved quicker.
16:00 (GMT+2), Thu, 27 September 2012
Your Comments...
User Comment
3 years ago
When caught the first time, castrate them, no more serial rapists then surely. Would be against their human rights tho I suppose, don't worry about the victims tho, they probably asked for it........????
Login or Register here.
*To REGISTER you will be directed to the registration page. Once you have completed the registration process, please return to this page.



US Dollar
Pound Sterling
Australian Dollar
New Zealand Dollar
Canadian Dollar
UAE Dirham
Singapore Dollar
Chinese Yuan

Moon Cycle



Get your free daily horoscope + free daily forecast below.
Choose your zodiac sign:
March 21 - April 19
September 23 - October 22
April 20 - May 20
October 23 - November 21
May 21 - June 20
November 22 - December 21
June 21 - July 22
December 22 - January 19
July 23 - August 22
January 20 - February 18
August 23 - September 22
February 19 - March 20

Movie Trailers

After moving to a small town, a teenage boy named Zach Cooper meets Hannah,...
A nurse living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the...
Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission yet, as he and his team take to...
A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a...
Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other's most...


Air hockey is one of everyone's favorite challenges! Represent your...
This is the most advanced edition of the popular online version of Pool...
In this Digital Domino Game all the rules are the same as the real game....
The classic mind-wracking math puzzle game is now online! With a brad new...
Voting Poll
The 16 days of activism campaign for no violence against women and children was launched this week. Do you personally know a woman or child that has been affected by abuse?
George Herald 53%
George Herald 47%
I'm a 44 year old man looking to meet women between the ages of 36 and 48.
I'm a 55 year old man looking to meet women between the ages of 40 and 55.