Newsletter 204 - "Understanding School Violence" - A Reality Check!
It is said that the social cohesion of a society is measured best how it treats it most vulnerable; children and the elderly. This week I travelled to the Northern Cape and was horrified by the stories I am about to share with you. Stories that will leave you cold but also have you in tears.
- A local newspaper in Kathu reported that a learner was being sentenced to long prison for stabbing his teacher to death claiming the teacher is the reason he failed.
- In Gauteng the news reported a learner appearing in court for stabbing a few of his colleagues with a knife - one died.
- On the cellphone all and sundry is downloading an act of gangrape of a school girl by her fellow learners
- The Cape Times reported that an estimated 600 000 learners with disabilities never get to school because of systemic lack of access.