This comes after a recording of the altercation, which played out on Tuesday, showed an apparent verbal quarrel over a book escalating into the pupil shoving the teacher, who retaliated by striking the teenager across the face.
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We broke the news earlier this morning that the educator is facing disciplinary action: An argument over language and phone usage in the classroom boiled over in dramatic fashion on Tuesday.
A video has been doing the rounds on social media showing a teacher reprimanding a learner for allegedly using a cell phone in class.
During the incident, which reportedly happened on Tuesday, the girl accuses the teacher of swearing at her and this appears to escalate their confrontation.
In the clip, which is about one-and-a-half minutes long, the rest of the class looks on helplessly as the pupil repeatedly backchats the teacher who appears to grow more and more agitated.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed "counter-cases" of assault had been opened for investigation following the incident at Sans Souci Girls' High School on Tuesday – one on behalf of the pupil and another by the 33-year-old tea...
The pupil involved in a physical altercation with a teacher at Sans Souci Girls High School in Cape Town is facing five charges in her disciplinary hearing.
In a video that went viral on social media, a teacher of the Newlands school is seen reprimanding a pupil for not having the correct book and for having her cellphone out in an incident that occurred on Tuesday.
Cape Town – Sans Souci Girls' High School's student governing body (SGB) has suspended the teacher and pupil seen in an altercation in a video that has been met with outrage.
The teacher and the student at the heart of a fierce controversy at Sans Souci Girls School have been suspended by the SGB, with both set to face a future disciplinary hearing.
Standing outside the gates of Sans Souci Girls School in Cape Town, she confirmed that a legal challenge has been mounted by the family, as well as the teacher in question.
She said that while there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach to unruly behaviour in our schools, there are certain methods that can be adopted to deal with different circumstances.
upils at Sans Souci Girls' High School in Newlands, Cape Town, have backed the teacher who was caught on camera slapping a pupil during a heated confrontation, the rest of the public is extremely divided.
A video of the incident has been circulated widely on social media and now the school governing body is investigating the matter before disciplinary steps are decided on.
In video footage circulated on social media for much of last week, the teacher and pupil are caught in an apparent verbal disagreement which escalates.