Activist red-flags sexual predators at Eastern Cape schools

Teachers accused of sex crimes are simply redeployed, says NGO

07 December 2020 - 10:46 By Gugu Phandle
The Eastern Cape education department has been accused of avoiding taking effective action against perpetrators of sexual abuse.
The Eastern Cape education department has been accused of avoiding taking effective action against perpetrators of sexual abuse.
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Cases of sexual harassment and assault on pupils are a longstanding issue at some Eastern Cape schools, according to an activist.

Male teachers who use their dominance to manipulate pupils, mostly girls, into sexual favours are said to be at the centre of the cancer.

The provincial department of education is accused of avoiding taking effective action against perpetrators.

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