Corporal Punishment

You can’t beat discipline into a child

Children displaying aberrant behaviour have often been traumatised and require counselling

Our children are killers and we need to change this

They learnt violence at home and in society which is marred by inequality and poverty

Cape Town school to decide on way forward following video of teacher slapping pupil

The education department has asked the public not to conclude that the incident is racially motivated until the investigation has been completed

Landmark moment for children’s rights in South Africa

The constitutionality of corporal punishment in the home will be determined by the apex court

Instil discipline in schools but don’t break the pupils

Discipline in schools is about authority and leadership

Discipline in schools: What the law says you can and can’t do

There is a difference between discipline and corporal punishment: one means teaching acceptable behaviours and the other intends grievous bodily harm

‘Spanking judgement sets a dangerous precedent’

Freedom of Religion SA on Monday said a high court ruling which ordered parents to no longer spank their children would set a dangerous precedent.

Should the government tell you how to discipline your children?

New research reveals complex relationships between harsh parenting and violence later in life for children.

SAHRC recommends ban on corporal punishment

If Cabinet goes ahead with the process to enact the requisite legislation, it will be illegal for parents and caregivers to hit children.

Pupils Speak Out: Not all public schools have the resources that my school has

A 16-year-old Islamic pupil writes about her school experience, which is different from the average, and how we can go about changing education.

Pupils Speak Out: ‘They beat us in a way they would not beat their children’

Corporal punishment may be illegal, but pupils are subjected to it anyway - leading them to feel ashamed to go to school. One pupil tells their story.

Sparing the rod, rebuilding the child

New approaches to school discipline are focusing on empathy over enmity.

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Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories