Saturday, August 25, 2012

South African government vows to ban parental discipline!

(SACNS)

The South African government is at it again. Ignoring the Youth Violence erupting every now and again in Great Britain, and that most parents don't know how to use psychological methods... ignoring that excessive beating is already a crime...

The South African Government, under the African National Congress, has vowed to ban all corporal punishment in the home.

'The government is planning to make it illegal for parents to smack their children.

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini revealed this week that her department intended proposing legislation to “address” parental corporal punishment.

Director of the Family Planning Institute Errol Naidoo said a ban would be a “recipe for disaster” in a country that “lacked discipline” in all sectors of society – from “government to schools”.'

Independent on Sunday | 'Spare the rod, parents told' by Shanti Aboobaker at August 25 2012 at 10:21am

Unnamed legal experts are quoted saying that South Africa is obliged by conventions signed with other nations to enact legislation banning such practices. However, No International Law court decisions exist against South Africa on the matter, and in the Le Roux v Dey case, the Constitutional Court, rejected a minority decision based on one of these conventions.

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