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Shena Lamb-du Plessis of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University speaks on the ways in which violence becomes normalised in South African society

Dr. Shermaine Mannah, acting Chief Director, Social Inclusion and Partnerships in Education, speaking on how the Department of Basic Education responds to school violence

School students speak on issues of school violence

A session led to vigorous statements from young people on corporal punishment, which they see as very damaging, and on other forms of violence that impact on them as students in schools.  This led into a debate on corporal punishment, with teachers responding critically to suggestions that it was inevitable.

Anele chairing
The session was chaired by Anele Ndovu, and the young people shown here are Slindile Mbambo, Thabiso Mncwabe and Siyabonga Madlala.


Caring enough to act

Dr Busangokwakhe Dlamini

Institution: Siyakhana – Ecumenical Community of the Paraclete

Caring enough to Act

Argued in this paper is that there is an abundance of strategies that could be implemented to combat and curb violence in educational institutions. Those include, AVP, Consciousness Raising, Educate for Democracy, Education in the values of Ubuntu, Education in Spiritualty, Peace Clubs, cherishing the values of good neighbourliness, and bridging the divides. Contended in the paper, therefore, is the notion that there is inertia and/or lack of vision towards building a culture of nonviolence in schools and higher institutions of learning. Intended by this paper is thus the generating of dialogue on the role of educational institutions in combating violence and how space could be created to allow strategies for acting against violence in the curriculum.

Programme: Strategies for nonviolence in education

The updated programme is here; please note that the gaps in the programme are for teas and lunches.  We have ensured that there is ample time for interaction amongst delegates.  One session is still open on the Tuesday afternoon to accommodate a possible late entry.

Note also that on the Tuesday evening there will be a cocktail dinner in the same venue, kindly provided by the eThekwini municipality.

Conference Programme 30-6 (1)

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 Strategies for Nonviolence in Education

Organising Committee:
Crispin Hemson (International Centre of Nonviolence),  Geoff Harris (DUT), Cailin Hedderwick (UKZN), Dawn Jones (MIET), Sylvia Kaye (the Association for Bahá’í Studies), Anele Ndlovu (UKZN), Kanya Padayachee (Gandhi Development Trust), Thobile Sifunda (MIET).
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