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CGENews24 reports that the parliamentary portfolio committee on women, youth and persons with disabilities has urged the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) to monitor the findings made against a teacher at Bishops Diocesan School who was found to have engaged in sexual misconduct with at least five pupils.  

Noting the report into the teacher's behaviour at the Cape Town school, committee chairperson Nonhlanhla Ncube-Ndaba said the commission should take heed of the case and outcomes of the findings as it would have wide-ranging implications.  Ncube-Ndaba added:  "The Commission for Gender Equality should engage with the Department of Basic Education and South African Council of Educators about sexual misconduct in schools perpetrated by educators.  The safety of all learners in our schools is important, and this includes the boy child."  Bishops released the report on Monday, which found that the teacher, Fiona Viotta, engaged in sexual misconduct with at least five male pupils while she was employed at the school from 2013 to 2019.  The school instituted the investigation after allegations emerged that Viotta had a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old pupil at the school.  Bishops headmaster Guy Pearson also announced that no disciplinary action could be taken against Viotta as she had resigned as a staff member.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Alex Mitchley at News24

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