Gauteng: Circular on Corporal Punishment


The NAPTOSA Schools’ Office reported in Communication 14 of 2014 that the GDE had issued two Circulars with the same number. One of these was Circular 3: Prohibition of Corporal Punishment in Public Schools.

The GDE has amended this circular and re-issued it as No 4 of 2014. The amendments have made no material difference to the content of the previous circular and have not addressed our concerns – NAPTOSA will continue to pursue the matter with the GDE. 

Download the Circular: pdf GDE Circular 2014 no 4 of 2014(final) Corporal Punishment (228 KB)

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