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saceEWN reports that the SA Council for Educators (SACE) says it is pushing to have the names of teachers who have been struck off the roll to be made public.  

This follows reports of educators abusing learners at schools, most recently in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).  The SACE’s Thembinkosi Ndhlovu says that by not publishing the names of teachers found guilty of various offences, it makes it possible for them to continue teaching without repercussion.  “When we dismiss somebody and it’s unknown, that does not serve as a deterrent enough.  So, we’re looking at how best can we make public the names of the people that we have struck off the roll so that society can know.  We want to disclose the names of the people that have committed horrendous crimes.“  Ndhlovu added it was important that educators who abused their authority were reported.  The Education Department has issued letters of suspension to at least eight teachers accused of misconduct in KZN, while in the Northern Cape, an investigation is underway into the cases of more 30 schoolgirls who were allegedly impregnated by teachers.

  • A short report by Masechaba Sefularo is at EWN

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