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Almost two thirds of Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and after school care facilities are “backmarket ECDs”. It’s up to parents and the community to ensure that staff at these centres are screened and vetted.

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The aim of the CarerCheck workshop was to dispel the myth that school principles, boards, and councils cannot be held responsible for the conduct of other school employees. Here’s a rundown of the event.

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Earlier this month a water polo coach at a prestigious Johannesburg school was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting more than 20 boys. In a separate incident, a female teacher at a Northern Cape school was suspended after allegedly sexually assaulting a female pupil. These aren’t isolated incidents, and nor are they limited to cases