CORPORAL PUNISHMENT BY PARENTS / CAREGIVERS NOW ILLEGAL

The recent decision by the South African courts on 19 October 2017, has stirred a big public reaction. The South Gauteng High Court ruled that the common law defence of reasonable chastisement available to parents/caregivers, in defending themselves for the corporal punishment of their children, is unconstitutional and no longer applies. Corporal punishment in schools was abolished by the South [...]