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saceNews24 reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has welcomed the decision by the SA Council for Educators (SACE) to make it a requirement for teachers applying for registration to produce a valid police clearance certificate.  

But, it called for current teachers to also be subjected to a similar process.  On Tuesday, DA MP Sonja Boshoff said she hoped SACE's decision was not "just a paper exercise" and that the statutory body should not only focus on new teachers because "the current teachers in the system is where the problem lies".  Boshoff added:  "We have to get rid of these teachers that are using their positions to request favours from our learners whether it's a boy or girl learner.”  In a statement issued on Tuesday, SACE indicated that it took the decision on clearance certificates in March 2018 and that it has been effective since 1 January 2019.  Spokesperson Themba Ndhlovu said affected individuals were those who would be registering with council for the first time and that certificates should not be older than six months.

  • Read Jeanette Chabalala’s original report on this story in full at News24

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