school violence

 
The art of flouting security
The art of flouting security
The Gauteng department of education has ticked all the boxes in terms of security for its schools, teachers and pupils. Yet, despite many...
Education MEC blames overaged learners for violence in schools
Education MEC blames overaged learners for violence in schools
The North West MEC for education, Mmaphefo Matsemela, said overage learners perpetuate bullying and gangsterism in schools.
EDITORIAL: We ignore our children’s future
EDITORIAL: We ignore our children’s future
Beyond all the noise — the politics and the Twitter spats between politicians — are South Africans who are grappling with serious...
Faction fights in KZN turn school playgrounds into battlefields
Faction fights in KZN turn school playgrounds into battlefields
Long-standing feuds between adults are playing out at schools, with the violence forcing them to be closed for long periods. Bongekile Macupe...
There’s another, more prevalent violence at schools
There’s another, more prevalent violence at schools
Recent stabbings and deaths at some South African schools have had people pondering on what causes this and what the appropriate response should...
Parents must be the solution to violence in schools
Parents must be the solution to violence in schools
The Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal has called on parents, communities and all other stakeholders to come together to combat school...
Savvy school turns its gang crisis around
Savvy school turns its gang crisis around
Sipho and Lethabo (not their real names) were good friends when they started high school in 2013 at Badirile High School in Khutsong, Carletonville, west of Johannesburg....
Policing alone won't reduce violence at schools
Policing alone won't reduce violence at schools
Crime and violence permeates our homes and neighbourhoods. It has even permeated our schools, with available statistics suggesting that one in five...
Favour rigorous debate, not security
Favour rigorous debate, not security
SECURITYA short paragraph titled “Security Enhancements” recently appeared in the University of the Witwatersrand’s internal newsletter. “The university is investigating the possibility of enhancing its security provisions on campus,” it read. “These enhancements may...
Avaaz campaigners call on Motshekga to stop school violence
Avaaz campaigners call on Motshekga to stop school violence
Almost 23 000 South Africans had, by Tuesday evening, signed an online petition lobbying Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to investigate...
There are better ways to deal with school violence
There are better ways to deal with school violence
Despite many national and provincial government initiatives to keep learners safe, school violence has become worse – in frequency and intensity...
School-fight websites incite further violence, say experts
School-fight websites incite further violence, say experts
Violence at schools will only get worse if it is seemingly rewarded by websites that publish videos and pictures of fights involving pupils, experts...

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