Public urged to comment on Comprehensive Sexuality Education

By Qudissiyah Kasu After receiving many queries from the Muslim public on the new and controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) program that the Department of Education plans to incorporate into the South African curriculum, the Department of Education has invited public comment on its (CSE) scripted lesson plans (SLPs) until[…]

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DA looks to evaluate controversial CSE school content

The Democratic Alliance has asked the head of the parliamentary committees, the National Assembly House Chairperson of Committees, to intervene in the process of introducing the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) content planned for school students by the Department of Basic Education. The DA hopes that their request will yield positive[…]

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Outrage at sex-ed school content caused by ‘misinformation’ – DBE spokesperson

The Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) spokesperson has decried the recent outrage at the sexual content included in lesson plans for school students in South Africa, blaming it on misinformation and misplaced vigour. Many parents, educators, faith-based organisations and various communities have denounced the new content on several grounds, saying[…]

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‘Take back the space,’ says Mualima on CSE debate

Discussions around the controversial sex education curriculum currently piloted in five provinces in South Africa, including the Western Cape, have seen many questioning why exactly government has almost unilaterally decided to allow value judgements in the prescribed content being taught to young and impressionable children. The value judgements and morality[…]

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