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Violence in schools leads to 2-day shut down (with video)
Aug 17th, 2013 by Warren Swil

No teaching, learning

can occur when students,

teachers are at risk

Helen Zille, premiere of Western Cape Province in South Africa. Click image to enlarge.

IF YOU THINK YOUR local schools are bad – and many Americans justifiably do – then just take a look at those in my former home town, Cape Town.
According to local newspapers and the BBC, violence in the schools at the southern tip of South Africa has reached epidemic proportions.
Sixteen schools were closed for two days – Thursday and Friday – this week because the mayhem got so out of control.
It does not sound like an environment where teaching and learning can take place.

WATCH A VIDEO OF THE VIOLENCE BELOW THE FOLD


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Obama plays second-fiddle in South Africa

PRESIDENT PRAISES ,MANDELA LEGACY
Every outlet filters what it covers and how much prominence it is given by its own perspective.
President Barack Obama continued to play second fiddle to Nelson Mandela in the South African press on Saturday.
But, his visit was the lead story in international media like the BBC and The New York Times.
Find out the only way to know the complete story here.


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Ex-student leader secretly flees South Africa

Banned former Nusas President Mr. Neville Curtis has arrived in Australia and has applied for political asylum there. Read all about it!


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