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Basic Education Minister calls for tough action against offending teachers, 5 April 2017

The Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga regularly responds to parliamentary questions. The Minister responded to parliamentary questions from the Democratic Alliance regarding the number of various offences dealt with in the education sector between 2011 and 2016.

The South African Council of Educators (SACE) has provided the following information:

Total number of disciplinary hearings conducted and finalised  2012/13

Province

  KZN

N. Cape

E. Cape

Limpopo

MP

NW

GP

FS

WC

TOTAL

 

6

_

2

2

3

2

4

2

_

21

 

(i) & (ii) Sexual abuse and Violence or corporal punishment cases per Province                       2013/14

Province

  KZN

N. Cape

E. Cape

Limpopo

MP

NW

GP

FS

WC

TOTAL

Sexual Abuse

24

01

16

05

05

06

17

10

19

104

Violence

24

-

02

08

29

07

14

04

115

182

 

(bb)Total number of disciplinary hearings conducted and finalised       2013/14

Province

  KZN

N. Cape

E. Cape

Limpopo

MP

NW

GP

FS

WC

TOTAL

 

10

-

3

1

9

2

8

15

9

57

 

 

 

 

(i) & (ii) Sexual abuse and Violence or corporal punishment cases per Province                       2013/14

Province

  KZN

N. Cape

E. Cape

Limpopo

MP

NW

GP

FS

WC

TOTAL

Sexual Abuse

6

_

2

2

3

2

4

2

_

21

Violence

15

01

11

08

04

04

21

04

188

209

 

(cc) Total number of disciplinary hearings conducted and finalised       2014/15

Province

  KZN

N. Cape

E. Cape

Limpopo

MP

NW

GP

FS

WC

TOTAL

 

11

-

5

8

10

7

10

12

6

69

 

(i) & (ii) Sexual abuse and Violence or corporal punishment cases per Province                       2014/15

Province

  KZN

N. Cape

E. Cape

Limpopo

MP

NW

GP

FS

WC

TOTAL

Sexual Abuse

23

02

06

06

09

05

22

10

11

 

Violence

25

03

08

10

08

07

22

05

165

 

 

(b) Cases are categorised per province and not per district.

(2) The SACE has provided the DBE with the following information: 

  1. Total number of misconduct cases reported to SACE for the periods:

 

  1. 2011/12 - 525

(i) Fraudulent qualifications, Financial mismanagement and Theft

56

(ii) Sexual misconduct

126

(iii) Physical assault

174

 

  1. 2012/13 - 556

(i) Fraudulent qualifications, Financial mismanagement and Theft

65

(ii) Sexual misconduct

104

(iii) Physical assault

182

  1. 2013/14 - 600

(i) Fraudulent qualifications, Financial mismanagement and Theft

42

(ii) Sexual misconduct

82

(iii) Physical assault

209

 

  1. 2014/15 - 572

(i) Fraudulent qualifications, Financial mismanagement and Theft

34

(ii) Sexual misconduct

88

(iii) Physical assault

252

 

  1. 2015/16 - 593

(i) Fraudulent qualifications, Financial mismanagement and Theft

40

(ii) Sexual misconduct

97

(iii) Physical assault

267

 

Minister Motshekga views these offences very seriously. She has urged all teachers to uphold the highest professional standards and to demonstrate good conduct so they can be exemplary to the learners who depend on them for guidance and life skills.

The Minister has made an appeal that teachers refrain from activities that may tarnish the image of the profession and the education sector as a whole.  Minister Motshekga has called for tough action to be taken against those found guilty especially in cases involving learners.

Enquiries:        Department of Basic Education: Elijah Mhlanga – 083 580 8275             

                                    SACE: Themba Ndlovu – 071 606 3311

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Date Posted: 4/5/2017
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