n South African Journal of Education - How safe are South African schools?

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-0100
  • E-ISSN: 2076-3433



After 1994, South Africa passed several pieces of legislation protecting the rights and safety of learners in South African schools. These Acts are all (to a larger or smaller extent) concerned with protecting the physical and psychological integrity of learners in schools. Some shocking reports have indicated that children's rights are neither promoted nor protected in certain schools. The purpose in this study was to determine the relevant legal framework and the current situation with regard to school safety.

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