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Corporal punishment still lurks in the classroom despite being banned

In a recent poll of grade 8 pupils from 24 Tshwane schools, more than half said they had suffered the fate

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Teachers are still inflicting corporal punishment on pupils, despite it being outlawed in 1996.

At least 13.5% of pupils in KwaZulu-Natal, 11.1% in North West and 10.9% in Eastern Cape reported experiencing corporal punishment and verbal abuse at schools in 2019.

This is according to the latest statistics contained in the General Household Survey: Focus on Schooling 2019, published earlier this year...

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