Thursday, September 22, 2011

Concern over spike in teenage suicide

By Khanyisa Tabata
22 September 2011

Cabinet has expressed concern about the increase in suicide among young people.

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says an interdepartmental committee will be formed to tackle the problem.

The Eastern Cape education department revealed recently that on average, 16 school children committed suicide in the province every month in the first half of this year. No less than 109 pupils took their own lives last year.

By June this year, 96 learners had killed themselves.

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