Teaching staff in KwaZulu-Natal province under investigation as mobile phone footage implicating them in savage attacks on students circulates online.
31 May 2017 - For many parents, the glib “I was raised that way” response still serves as reason enough for their actions, writes Omeshnie Naidoo.
22 March 2017 - The DA will submit parliamentary questions to the Department of Basic Education regarding the involvement of the South African Council of Educators (SACE) in the investigation into the fatal assault of the fourteen-year-old Siphamandla Choma who tragically passed away yesterday.
17 March 2017 - Teachers often leave a mark on students. And, in Tanzania, it can hurt. “When I was slapped, I felt I had the teacher’s hand on my face,” said Sandra (not her real name) from Kahama district.
12 March 2017 - Teachers often leave a mark on students. In Tanzania, it can hurt.
11 April 2016 – She lay helpless on her hospital bed at Ultima Trauma and Orthopaedic Centre in Nakasero, an upscale suburb of Kampala. Mercy Mbabazi, a Senior Two student at St Peter's SS, Naalya told Daily Monitor that on March 22, after completing her night prep, a male colleague, Edgar, grabbed her bag and books and took off into the dark. She was preparing to go to her dormitory.
8 April 2016 - Siphokazi Tyalidikazi was 13 when she was caned with a hosepipe by her Grade 5 English teacher after she was accused of not completing her classwork - an incident that has resulted in her being unable to use her right hand.
22 January 2016 – The Joshua Generation Church must change its stance on corporal punishment in the home within 30 days and the Cabinet must fast-track a change of legislation to outlaw spanking of children‚ the South African Human Rights Commission said on Friday.
October 15, 2015 - Parents and teachers can continue beating up children as a disciplinary measure because the landmark High Court judgment on corporal punishment only dealt with the constitutionality of caning of juveniles as judicial punishment.
17 January 2014 - Juvenile offenders will no longer be sentenced to caning after the High Court recently ruled that corporal punishment is unconstitutional and has no place in the country's statutes because it is inhuman and degrading. Justice Esther Muremba ruled against sentencing under-age offenders to strokes while upholding the conviction of a 15-year-old boy of rape.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.