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Equal Education concerned about school disciplinary procedures

The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) has over the last six months noticed a growing trend of procedural discrepancies within school disciplinary processes in South Africa. The circumventing of, and discrepancies in, disciplinary procedures within schools poses a threat to children’s fair access to education and development, according to the[…]

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WATCH: Parents react to spanking ruling

It’s official. You cannot smack your children. The Constitutional Court has upheld the 2017 ruling against corporal punishment in the home. READ: ConCourt says spanking your child at home is illegal The South Gauteng High Court had struck down the defence of reasonable chastisement, saying physical discipline violates children’s rights. Sonke[…]

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Ramaphosa’s 5-point emergency plan to tackle gender-based violence

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday announced a five-point emergency plan to put a halt to gender-based violence during an extraordinary joint sitting of Parliament. The five points are prevention, strengthening the criminal justice system, enhancing the legal and policy framework, ensuring adequate care, support and healing for victims of violence[…]

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Mob killings plague Port Elizabeth

A series of horrific vigilante murders have rocked Port Elizabeth with 14 men having been killed in just over two months in Kwazakhela, Zwide and New Brighton. A breakdown of trust between residents and police is being blamed. A man, who doesn’t want to be identified, is furious after his[…]

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