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gautengThe Star reports that Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, on Wednesday said he supported the plans of the SA Council of Educators (SACE) to make public the names of those found guilty of sexually abusing pupils.  

This was said in the wake of a video that emerged on social media showing two KwaZulu-Natal teachers, who have since been suspended, raping a pupil and revelations that at least 30 pupils at a Northern Cape school were impregnated by teachers.  From April to August this year, SACE received 21 complaints related to sexual misconduct by teachers.  SACE is seeking amendments to allow them to publish the teachers’ names and have them banned from working with children.  Speaking at the Independent Schools Responsibility Summit in Midrand, Lesufi said:  “I am of the view that in the beginning of 2018, we should have a database that is publicly available and accessible so that there is no teacher who will be employed by the private and the public sector in Gauteng who has not been vetoed.”

  • Read this report by Tebogo Monama in full at The Star
  • Read too, From next year, all new Gauteng teachers to be vetted, on page 9 of The New Age of 13 September 2017

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