Deputy Ministers, Dr Reginah Mhaule of Basic Education, Mr John Jeffery of Justice and Constitutional Development, as well as Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Ms Pinky Kekana led the School Safety Roadshow at Jacob Marwale Primary School in Debeila Section, Ga–Nchabeleng in Limpopo Province on Friday, 15 October 2021.
The departments are once again joining forces to raise awareness about bullying, especially in schools during the second leg of the roadshow and awareness campaign that demonstrates the complexity of the problem and the need for cooperation. Once again this shows that indeed Education is a societal issue, hence Government, together with partners, commenced the anti-bullying roadshow under the theme, School Safety – Violence, and Bullying Prevention Initiatives.
The roadshow will see the Departments of Basic Education, Social Development, Communication and Digital Technologies, Home Affairs, Justice and Constitutional Development, as well as the South African Police Service, taking the Anti-bullying intervention on its second roadshow since its launch during May this year at Tshepana Primary School in Orange Farm, Gauteng.
At its core, the intervention seeks to mobilise learners, parents and teachers alongside key stakeholders in promoting a safe learning environment for quality education, and galvanise constructive community involvement in schools to curb incidents of bullying and violence.