SPECIAL REPORT | Despair to hope: how a school’s zero- tolerance works
This is the fourth and last instalment of our series on Cape gangland schools, where dodging bullets is part of life
Kasselsvlei Comprehensive High School is in the heart of the Cape ganglands, but somehow it has managed to create a safe haven and gang-free future for many of its children.
Teachers believe their success in keeping children out of gangsterism is a no-tolerance policy, strict discipline, compulsory involvement in extracurricular activities and cooperation with post-matric skills-development organisations.
Pupils here come from gang-infested areas such as Belhar, Delft, Elsies River and Bellville South, but when gangsterism crops up it is quickly weeded out and antisocial behaviour is not tolerated...