Most Cape Flats kids carry guns, knives to school. Why?

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Most Cape Flats kids carry guns, knives to school. Why?

New study paints depressing picture of what it is like to be a teenager in a world of gangsters, violence and neglect

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Most pupils who live in the Cape Flats have carried either a gun or a knife to school because they did not feel safe, a study has found.

The study, titled “The individual mindset behind violence in schools specific to the Western Cape”, was authored by Fazia Parker of the University of South Africa.

Parker interviewed pupils, aged 13 to 21, from three high schools in the Cape Flats. To protect the pupils, the names of the schools were not mentioned...

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