'We want action!' Sadtu calls for urgent summits to address violence in schools

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Satdu) says it wants parents and affected parties to convene for summits aimed at addressing violence and drugs in schools.

The union was reacting to the stabbing of three learners allegedly by a fellow pupil at Forest High School in the South of Johannesburg on Monday.

One of the boys, believed to be a grade 8 pupil, died following the incident.

We need to get to a position whereby as a society we take ownership of schools, of the education of our children.

Xolani Fakude, Head of secretariat - South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu)

A school is a microcosm of society, which means that until you get a situation whereby parents take full ownership of the education of their children at a local level we are bound to have this conversation over and over.

Xolani Fakude, Head of secretariat - South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu)

Fakude says previous summits which have taken place at government level have not been effective.

We want action, but in all reality where does that action come from? It must be implemented at the most local level where the schools are. We want the CPS, want policing forums, for example, taking ownership of schools.

Xolani Fakude, Head of secretariat - South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu)

A 19-year-old learner was arrested in Dobsonville, Soweto on Monday in connection with the stabbings at Forest Hill School.

Listen to the interview below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'We want action!' Sadtu calls for urgent summits to address violence in schools


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
SAA urges customers to continue booking flights

SAA urges customers to continue booking flights

SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali says the business rescue practitioner must be given time to investigate issues plaguing the airline.

Inaugural Gauteng SMME Summit focuses on access to markets

Inaugural Gauteng SMME Summit focuses on access to markets

Aim of is to help local, small and medium-sized enterprises in the province to overcome barriers to market access and funding.

City of Tshwane placed under administration

City of Tshwane placed under administration

Gauteng Human Settlements and Co-operative Governance MEC Lebohang Maile explains why they took that decision.

Taxi operator gunned down in Alexandra

Taxi operator gunned down in Alexandra

It is believed the man was shot at least ten times. Earlier this week five people were murdered in an apparent taxi violence.

Fifth member of alleged terror group Crusaders arrested in Cape Town

Fifth member of alleged terror group Crusaders arrested in Cape Town

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi says the suspect has been released on bail and will appear in court next year.

Find out what the law says about drug testing in schools

Find out what the law says about drug testing in schools

Policy expert Shaun Shelly says the principal must be involved and the school must notify parents beforehand.

Popular articles
Want to start a small business? Lessons from a successful serial entrepreneur...

Want to start a small business? Lessons from a successful serial entrepreneur...

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Nic Haralambous, founder (at the cost of R5000!) of funky sock company Nic Harry.

Considering emigration? Financial planner discusses the affordability of leaving

Considering emigration? Financial planner discusses the affordability of leaving

Can you afford to leave South Africa? Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Barry O'Mahony on what to consider before deciding.

'SAA’s collapse plays nicely into hands of a politically constrained Ramaphosa'

'SAA’s collapse plays nicely into hands of a politically constrained Ramaphosa'

After dithering for fear of spending political capital, SAA is now out of the President’s hands, says Pieter du Toit (News24).

Jehova Retshepile Wena star Neyi Zimu has passed away

Jehova Retshepile Wena star Neyi Zimu has passed away

The Gospel star succumbed to a long illness on Wednesday night.

'Clearly those DA councillors that voted with ANC are expecting a reward'

'Clearly those DA councillors that voted with ANC are expecting a reward'

Unisa political analyst professor Lesiba Teffo weighs in on the elections that happened on Wednesday at the Johannesburg council.

There is no Ubuntu in how Khanya Cekeshe has been treated - Thuli Madonsela

There is no Ubuntu in how Khanya Cekeshe has been treated - Thuli Madonsela

Former public protector says the eight-year sentence was too harsh and it shouldn't matter that he was not a Wits student.

‘South Africans are getting poorer and poorer because of politics’

‘South Africans are getting poorer and poorer because of politics’

SAA is a classic example, says Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes Investments.

[WATCH] Couple dancing in traffic has social media talking

[WATCH] Couple dancing in traffic has social media talking

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

How to make your first R1 million (after that it just becomes so much easier)

How to make your first R1 million (after that it just becomes so much easier)

Rich. Wealthy. Financially free... Call it what you will; the first million is how you get there. Warren Ingram on his book...