Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
23 Jan 2020
7:07 am

Schools must look after kids

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

Adequate supervision surely requires that a roll call take place before and after each activity.

Anto Mpianzi is pictured during a visit from EFF CIC Julius Malema, he was at their home in Malvern, 22 January 2020, to convey condolences as well as offer any assistance the family may require. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

I will never again with confidence send my son on a school excursion. I will never again believe his teachers can keep him safe. The drowning of a Parktown Boys’ pupil was, for me, more than the affordability of a life jacket. I simply ask how competent are the people we leave our kids with? Bucket-loads of questions filled my mind as the story broke. As we discussed the drowning at the office water cooler, one thing was for sure: we all believed the supervisors of the camp, the adults who were meant to act as parents in the absence...