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12 Apr 2014
10:05 am

Dept received only six complaints about day-care centres

The Gauteng department of Social Development received only six complaints about illegal or non-registered day-care centres in the past year.

A screen shot of the video showing a toddler bound and gagged at Petite Bumper Daycare in Rosettenville.

According to the Saturday Star,the department subsequently closed down three crèches in Vereeniging, Tshwane and recently in Rosettenville, department spokesman Sello Mokoena was quoted as saying.

“There hasn’t been an overwhelming number of complaints,” he said.

The Pre School Association of SA told the newspaper there were a lot of preschools “mushrooming up” and it was a problem as most of them were not listed with the correct bodies.

Mokoena said he was not aware of this, adding that 2074 crèches were registered with the department and 1206 of these were subsidised by government.