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Mila Harding’s article refers. (“Ban on corporal punishment in schools needs defenders”, February 23).

Corporal punishment is not violence. It supports discipline in young people, to allow them to understand that in life there are consequences to actions. In a country like SA where there are seemingly no consequences for any behaviour, no matter how terrible, it should be welcomed.

Hysterical articles from NGOs such as Section27 calling for teachers to be disciplined but not students must be rejected with contempt.

Ade Hickey
Via BusinessLIVE

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