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education blackboard thumb medium80 92Timeslive reports that as a video surfaced showing pupils attack a teacher, the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) condemned violence at schools.  In the video‚ two pupils are seen repeatedly punching and kicking a teacher to the ground while she screams.  

The teacher can be seen trying to fight back‚ but the two girls overpower her.  The school has yet to be identified, but it is believed to be in Limpopo.  Sadtu spokesperson Nomusa Cembi said the incident was part of a worrying trend and went on to say:  “Such incidents seem to be escalating at a rapid pace.  We condemn the incident.  The law should take its course.”  Cembi appealed to parents to play a more active role by instilling discipline in their children.  She indicated that Sadtu would look into hosting seminars on violence for school principals.  Early this year‚ the Education for Social Justice Foundation expressed outrage at violence directed at teachers.  The foundation called for the installation of cameras in all classrooms to deal with “ill disciplined” pupils.

  • Read this report by Nomahlubi Jordaan in full at Timeslive

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