Why Parents Beating Their Children is Not African Culture

Can the way parents discipline their children lead to less violence in society? The use of corporal punishment among African cultures is a legacy of colonialism and the slave trade, according to Save the Children South Africa's Divya Naidoo and Wessel van den Berg of Sonke Gender Justice. allAfrica.com's Jerry Chifamba and Andre van Wyk spoke to several child protection workers to discuss the South African Constitutional Court's ruling that domestic corporal punishment is unconstitutional, as well as what long-term effects children can suffer from the abuse.

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