School Violence

The art of flouting security

The Gauteng DOE has ticked all the boxes in terms of security for its schools. Yet,there has been a seeming increase in incidents at schools

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

EDITORIAL: We ignore our children’s future

Have we become a society that is so hardened that we no longer care about the future of our children?

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

There’s another, more prevalent violence at schools

The minute girls walk into the school environment, they face numerous difficulties, including discrimination on the basis of sex

Parents must be the solution to violence in schools

​The Department of Education in KZN has called on parents,communities and all other stakeholders to come together to combat school bullying.

Savvy school turns its gang crisis around

After a teen was stabbed to death, teachers and parents set about stamping out the violence

Policing alone won’t reduce violence at schools

Violence at schools is a reflection of their broader context, requiring multiple prevention strategies.

Favour rigorous debate, not security

Wits University should take up students’ violence as a pedagogical challenge.

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.

There are better ways to deal with school violence

Traditional school punishments do not work – cultivating care and compassion is far better.

School-fight websites incite further violence, say experts

Sites that publicise incidents of school violence online only add fuel to an already dangerous fire, according to legal and psychological experts.

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it