Dept condemns 'school fights' website

The website encourages pupils to post videos of school fights in exchange for cash.

A screengrab from cellphone footage of two high school girls from Pretoria fighting.

CAPE TOWN - The Basic Education Department said it intends taking action after it became aware of a website which promotes violence in schools.

The website encourages children to post videos of school fights in exchange for cash.

The ministry's Elijah Mhlanga said, "There's violence and drugs that happen at the schools and we feel the website is doing damage to the campaign of eradicating social ills."