Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Western Cape education district officials believe gangs and community-related issues are to blame after two pupils were stabbed at a Mossel Bay school.
If parents are always concerned like they are when there is a violent death at a school, then tragedies like the one outside Forest High School can be avoided.
Fists, knives and weapons — school bullying has been taken up a notch.
Forest High pupil Daniel Bakwela's alleged murderer, Mohammed Mwela, will be moved to another school, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has said.
Violence in schools is a widespread problem that is fuelled by a culture violence in SA's society, including using physical violence as punishment.
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