Despite corporal punishment being outlawed many years ago, the Western Cape still sees several cases annually.
Lester Kiewit spoke to candidate attorney at the Equal Education Legal Centre, Ebrahiem Daniels, and provincial chair at National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (Naposa), Yasierah Adonis, about corporal punishment in schools.
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Last year, the Western Cape saw 85 reported cases of corporal punishment, the highest of any province in South Africa.
Daniels said the reason we are seeing this is because of problems with training of teachers, and the attitude, as many teachers only know how to use negative discipline.