Spanking Children is Unconstitutional - South African ConCourt
The Constitutional Court has upheld a South Gauteng High Court ruling in 2017 to eliminate the common-law defence of reasonable chastisement when spanking a child. The court said that there are effective ways to discipline a child without needing to resort to corporal punishment.
Inside the Constitutional Court (file photo).
Does Spanking Children Promote Discipline or Violence?
GroundUp, 30 November 2018
On Thursday, the Constitutional Court heard arguments from various civil society organisations and the State on the constitutionality of the use of corporal punishment in private… Read more »
What Is the Best Way to Discipline Children, Asks Justice Mogoeng
Daily Maverick, 30 November 2018
The Constitutional Court heard arguments on whether it is the right of parents to use 'moderate and reasonable chastisement' to discipline children or whether it is in the interest… Read more »
'Reasonable and Moderate Chastisement' Is Not Abuse, Concourt Hears in 'Spanking' Case
News24Wire, 29 November 2018
While child abuse should not be tolerated, the "reasonable and moderate chastisement" of children as a form of physical discipline by their parents should be allowed, the… Read more »
Church Outrage Against Spanking Aids Violence Against South Africa's Children
The Conversation Africa, 14 January 2018
Some churches and Christian lobbies are outraged by a groundbreaking South African court ruling on 19th October 2017 that outlaws the spanking of children. The court found that the… Read more »
No to Corporal Punishment, but Children Should Be Taught Wrong From Right
News24Wire, 5 December 2017
The chairperson of the CRL Rights Commission says one of the issues to address while seeking alternatives to corporal punishment is how children are raised and whose values are… Read more »
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