State schools

Launching a campaign against anti-social behavior in Free State schools

Their aim is to launch a campaign which will focus on ‘No Racism, Bullying and Anti-Social Behavior in Schools’.

The campaign was initially launched by Makgoe earlier this year in Welkom after allegations of racism, aggression and bullying in schools in Lejweleputswa district.

Makgoe says the aim of the campaign is to eradicate the scourge of subliminal and blatant racism, among other anti-social behaviors, as they disrupt learning and teaching in schools.

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Mhaule and Makgoe’s visit to the district will begin at HTS Louis Botha in Bloemfontein.

“Together with our stakeholders, which include School Management Teams, School Governing Bodies, South African Police Service, Department of Social Development, Department of Health, through this campaign we will be able to end racism, sexism, vandalism, assault, corporal punishment, sexual harassment, alcohol and drug abuse,” Makgoe adds.

The launch of this campaign followed after videos made the rounds on social media highlighting allegations of racism, assault and bullying.

Some of the incidents that have been reported to the Ministry of Education include violence among learners, which in some cases has resulted in the death of students.

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The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) in the Free State has already crippled Wessel Maree in Odendaalsrus by picketing.

The picketing followed a video that went viral, of a teacher supposedly pushing a learner. Cosas Provincial President Katleho Modupi told OFM News that they have delivered a memorandum of demands to the school, which should be handed over to the Ministry of Education.

This, despite the department’s decision to suspend the teacher in said video, pending an investigation.

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