Are sex offenders’ registers enough to protect the vulnerable?

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When a 45-year-old man was sentenced to life behind bars this week for the rape of a minor, his name was  forever inked into two national registers designed to prevent him — and many more like him — from coming into close contact with children.

On Monday, Simphiwe Ntengu, of the Joe Slovo informal settlement, in Gqeberha, was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a 14-year-old girl whom he had befriended by giving her sweets while apparently helping her to learn to read...

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