A report in the Sowetan says three provincial education departments have admitted that they do not use the offenders’ register run by the Justice Department to screen teachers for sexual offences committed against children.
One of these departments cited inaccessibility as a reason.
Xolani Gwala asks why the resource is not being improved and used effectively, especially with increased reports of sexual abuse on children.
It is there to be used and ensure that teachers who are being brought into the system are being screened, have no previous convictions or cases of sexual abuse. At a time when we hear of sexual abuse on a daily basis.— Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast anchor
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