Corporal Punishment on the Rise in SA

Corporal punishment of school pupils is on the rise in the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga, according to the Statistics South Africa

According to the Statistics South Africa’s latest General Household Survey, corporal punishment of school pupils is on the rise in the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga.

The 2012 report, finds that nationally, 15.8 percent of pupils experienced corporal punishment at school during that year.

The survey also points out that the practice was most common in the Eastern Cape (30.3 percent), KwaZulu-Natal (21.4 percent), and Free State (18.4 percent).

To read the article titled, “Caning on the rise - expert,” click here.

Source: 
The Citizen

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