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saceTimeslive reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has laid criminal charges against SA Council for Educators (SACE) officials for failure to adequately vet teachers.  

The party said the council was required by law to vet teachers against the Sexual Offenders Register before issuing teaching licences‚ but that Sace had failed to do so for at least 10 years‚ potentially exposing many children to convicted sex pests.  On Sunday‚ the DA reported that in reply to its enquiries‚ Sace admitted it had not been able to check the names of potential teachers who might be sex pests against the National Register for Sex Offenders or the Child Protection Register.  Sace‚ the professional council for educators‚ only started making requests to access the registers last year.  The DA said it had laid charges against the council’s CEO Ella Mokgalane‚ its chairperson Mabutho Cele and other Sace board members who might have known about the failure to adequately vet teachers.

  • Read this report by Ernest Mabuza in full at Timeslive


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