oa Article 19 - Editorial

Volume 2 Number 1
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Extracted from text ... 2 EDITORIAL On 8 May 2006 South Africa celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Constitution. It is this Constitution that provided the basis for the prohibition on corporal punishment in schools and as a sentence in criminal matters. The Constitutional Court in two important cases applied sections 10 and 12 of the Constitution in reaching decisions that have gone a long way to protect children from violence and an infringement of their bodily integrity. We trust that the Constitution will also form the basis for a prohibition on corporal punishment in the home. We hope it would not be necessary for ..

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