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Q&A Sessions: ‘I think I was born way before my time’ — Mamodupi Mohlala

The chief executive of the Estate Agency Affairs Board and the deputy chair of the SABC board, shares her take on retrenchments at the public broadcaster and reveals why she hates horror movies

School polo coach in hot water for calling schoolgirls ‘strippers’

Former Springbok and current school water polo coach Pierre le Roux has a litany of complaints against him, from body shaming and bullying to being racist to learners

Parents must participate in schools to protect their children

Last week my helper’s daughter started grade 8 at a girls’ high school in Soweto. She told her mother years before going to high school...

Education MEC blames overaged learners for violence in schools

The North West MEC education of education says overaged learners should not be admitted into schools because they cause disruptions

​France to tighten online bullying laws after media ‘boys’ club’ scandal

Two government ministers said new rules will be tabled before the end of June to force YouTube and social media platforms to pull hateful posts.

Scapegoat for a desperate community

In 2012, Rowan du Preez was kidnapped and necklaced, dying later in hospital. Police said his last words implicated a local social justice activist

Disgraced Weinstein hit by new sex attack lawsuit

Another actress,Kadian Noble, has come out to join hundreds of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct

Trans-shaming by public figures ‘worsens the prejudice’

Queerphobia in the media has been in the spotlight again this week after radio presenter Criselda Dudumashe misgendered her trans audience members

Why are our schools unsafe for LGBTQI+ children?

Young people already face a great deal of pressure as they navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood.

White tears: The most valuable currency

Rebecca Davis finds it hard to laugh about the obscenity of the R140k raised by indignant sentinels of whiteness for a bullied waitress.

Alarming jump in cyberbullying at Gauteng schools

The majority of incidents took place on social networks but there were also a high number of cases that involved text messages.

Bullying is not a rite of passage

Bullying in the 21st century is more of a problem than ever – destroying lives and creating killers.

Teacher won’t quit after anti-bullying film uproar

Leahy said he decided to show the film after some of his pupils demonstrated disturbing anti-LGBTI behaviour during a history class exercise.

It takes a village to stop bullying

Teachers are uniquely placed to help both victim and tormentor but they, too, require support.

Avaaz campaigners call on Motshekga to stop school violence

Bolstering a weak life orientation curriculum is proposed as one of the ways of preventing abuse, including rape, in classrooms.

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