Alcohol should not be sold on school premises - Sadtu

South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has strongly criticised the WC School Education Amendment Bill, recently approved by provincial Cabinet, that makes it legal to sell and consume alcohol on school premises.

Provincial secretary at Sadtu, Jonovan Rustin, says their concern is that the union's comments on the proposed Bill were not taken into consideration.

He says the organisation has been campaigning and ensuring that there are no shebeens close to schools for a very long time.

Schools should be protected as a place of learning and as institutions of teaching and not places where alcohol can be sold.

Read: Sale and use of booze at Cape schools gets green light

We understand that the HODs will have the authority to grant or decline the application for alcohol to be sold but schools are not places were alcohol should be sold.

Jonovan Rustin, Provincial Secretary at Sadtu

We also understand that schools wants to raise funds but we are saying if you want to raise funds, go off site and don't confuse the schools.

Jonovan Rustin, Provincial Secretary at Sadtu

Jonovan says there are other creative alternative ways that schools can come up with to raise funds rather than selling alcohol.

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Alcohol should not be sold on school premises - Sadtu


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