Bernadette Wicks

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Bernadette Wicks is a Johannesburg correspondent for Eyewitness News.

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SACE protects pupils from 'secondary trauma' in corporal punishment case

The Pretoria High Court on Tuesday heard a case brought by the Centre for Child Law – represented by Section27 – against SACE over what they label “shockingly lenient” sanctions meted out to two primary school teachers who pleaded guilty to using corporal punishment in the classroom.

Court to hear landmark case on use of corporal punishment by teachers

The Centre for Child Law, is taking the South African Council of Educators to court in a bid to secure harsher sanctions for two primary teachers who received what the organisations describe as “shockingly lenient” sanctions after pleading guilty to using corporal punishment in class.