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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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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‘Inappropriate’ sexual content in SA school curriculum ignites public and religious outcry

The controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) curriculum has ignited public outrage with many arguing that government is once again crossing the line and delving into the private realm of parenting. Faith-based organisations and political parties such as Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) and the African Christian Democratic Party[…]

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Spare the rod, spoil the child

The long-awaited controversial ruling of corporal punishment in the home, will be handed down in the Constitutional Court on Thursday. Corporal punishment was prohibited in detention settings 23 years ago and was banned in schools in year 2000. The ruling is a result of a 2017 judgement by the Gauteng[…]

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FOR SA appeals ‘spanking judgment’

Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) filed an application this week for leave to appeal against the recent judgment by the Johannesburg High Court barring parents from spanking their children. FOR SA’s application‚ which asks for the matter to be referred to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in[…]

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