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“I’m Scared of My Teacher”

26 Oct 17 Corporal Punishment Video by Special Assignment

“I’m Scared of My Teacher,” is a documentary produced by Sonke’s Gadeeja Abbas which the story of a young school girl who was beaten by her teacher, allegedly for not completing her homework.

We ask, If corporal punishment was banned in schools in 1997, why are teachers still using it as a form of discipline?

What is the Department of Basic Education doing about this violation of child rights and, what does a recent South Gauteng High Court – which found the defence of reasonable chastisement unconstitutional – mean for parents who don’t spare the rod?


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