Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WCED: 15 cases reported of sexual assault abuse

Loyiso Langeni
28 August 2013

The Western Cape Department of Education has confirmed that there have been 15 cases reported so far this year of sexual assault by educators on learners compared to 33 last year.

Ministerial Spokesperson Bronagh Casey said the WCED views sexual assault or misconduct in a very serious light and investigates such cases as a matter of priority.

Casey added that if found guilty the educator could face dismissal.

The department also reports all cases of sexual misconduct to the South African Counselor of Educators, they instruct teachers from the role of professional educated depending on the nature of the offence and education Department only employ teachers according to law.



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