Teachers registering with Sace will need police clearance certificate

Themba Ndhlovu, spokesperson at The South African Council for Educators (Sace), speaks to Joanne about newspaper reports that teachers registering with the Council will now have to produce a police clearance certificate.

Ndhlovu confirms that this decision was taken last year and has been communicated extensively to the profession.

Between April 2016 and March 2017, there were 99 incidents of sexual misconduct and rape involving teachers

He says the move comes amid this misconduct and the sense that there are even more cases that have not reported to the Council.

For us to be able to protect the integrity of the profession, ensuring that anybody who goes out there and works with children, that kind of a person is beyond reproach, necessitated us to to take this decision.

Themba Ndhlovu, SA Council for Educators spokesperson

Ndhlovu says anyone coming to register with the Council must produce a valid police clearance certificate, that means not older than six months.

That would affect all newly qualified educators, that would affect educators that are coming through to our council to update their information on our system - those are the people for now, we are focusing on.

Themba Ndhlovu, SA Council for Educators spokesperson

The Council is also busy looking at checks for teachers who are already registered and don't need to update their information.

Ndhlovu confirms that teacher's unions are in support of the decision in order to protect the integrity of the profession.

Hear more from the Council spokesperson below:


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