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How to make our society kinder
How to make our society kinder
We have witnessed a continuous stream of broader societal ills playing out throughout our school system, ranging from general violence to sexual...
Our children are killers and we need to change this
Our children are killers and we need to change this
“Boy, 3, dies after being tied up, stoned and rolled down a hill.”
Cape Town school to decide on way forward following video of teacher slapping pupil
Cape Town school to decide on way forward following video of teacher slapping pupil
The school governing body (SGB) at Sans Souci Girls High School, Cape Town, will meet on Wednesday to discuss what disciplinary action to take...
Landmark moment for children’s rights in South Africa
Landmark moment for children’s rights in South Africa
The Constitutional Court will this week consider the constitutionality of the use of corporal punishment in the home. The court prohibited beatings...
Instil discipline in schools but don’t break the pupils
Instil discipline in schools but don’t break the pupils
Recent incidents of indiscipline and violence in schools have again shone a spotlight on the question of discipline, or lack thereof, in schools....
Discipline in schools: What the law says you can and can’t do
Discipline in schools: What the law says you can and can’t do
Here are various ways learners ought to be disciplined in schools, and corporal punishment is not one of them, having
'Spanking judgement sets a dangerous precedent'
'Spanking judgement sets a dangerous precedent'
Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) on Monday said a High Court ruling which ordered parents to no longer spank their children would set a...
[Video]Will smacking your kids make them violent?
[Video]Will smacking your kids make them violent?
Experts suggest that banning corporal punishment in the home could lead to a less violent society. Joan van Dyk explains.
Should the government tell you how to discipline your children?
Should the government tell you how to discipline your children?
Hitting your children could increase their risk of becoming abusers — or of being victims of abusers, according to new research.
SAHRC recommends ban on corporal punishment
SAHRC recommends ban on corporal punishment
Last month, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) took a strong stand against corporal punishment – a position that could have...
Pupils Speak Out: Not all public schools have the resources that my school has
Pupils Speak Out: Not all public schools have the resources that my school has
The article you are about to read is part of a weekly series of comment pieces written by pupils about the problems they encounter in their...
Pupils Speak Out: 'They beat us in a way they would not beat their children'
Pupils Speak Out: 'They beat us in a way they would not beat their children'
The article you are about to read is part of a weekly series of comment pieces written by pupils about the problems they encounter in their...

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