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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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Parents urged to be vigilant on beach days

Authorities are urging parents and caregivers to be vigilant when out with children on the city’s beaches over the next two days. Historically, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day are the two biggest beach days in Cape Town. The City’s Recreation and Parks Department will have lifeguards on duty throughout[…]

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Cyber-bullying a major cause of depression: SADAG

A recent case of cyber-bullying has led a 13-year-old student to take her own life, putting the spotlight on the consequences of this increasing trend.  The parents of the Grade 7 pupil at Doornpoort Primary School in Pretoria found her body in her bedroom on Monday. According to Sinoville Crisis[…]

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Parent’s can no longer spank their children: ruling

Parents who give their children a hiding will no longer be able to use the defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’ if they are later accused of assault. This comes after the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled on Thursday that parents can’t be exempted from the law, even when their[…]

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