22% of KZN pupils exposed to violence

22% of KZN pupils exposed to violence

Twenty-two percent of pupils at South African schools are assaulted, robbed or threatened by violence.


KZN Education says violence at schools also takes the form of bullying. 

Speaking at a SADTU principals' seminar in Durban yesterday, Education HOD Enock Nzama says 10% of pupils are bullied at school. 

The department says it's committed to working with the teachers' union to bring about stability at problem schools, he says the classroom is the site of most incidents.

"Teachers get robbed by the public and if that is at 60.2% - it means that there is a threat. Everything admin puts in schools gets stolen - computers, teaching material and not because schools are not capable of managing those things," he said.  

(Sadtu's provincial gender convenor Nozipho Hlatshwayo lights a candle in memory of colleagues they have lost through illnesses such as cancer and HIV/AIDS)

(Photos: Anelisa Kubheka)

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