What are parents saying about the ‘anti-spanking’ law?

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There has been much discussion among the parents of SA, both in favour and against the ruling by the Constitutional Court.

Right in the middle of the #aminext and #enough movements, comes the ruling by the Constitutional Court.

Read – ‘Not in my house!’ say South African parents following anti-spanking ruling

The Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled that corporal punishment is illegal in South African homes.

Ruling on whether the common law defence of reasonable and moderate parental chastisement of children is consistent with the constitution on Wednesday morning, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng upheld a 2017 high court ruling which made it illegal for parents to spank their children at home, dismissing an appeal to the ruling.

The ruling was lauded by Save the Children SA and the Centre for Child Law.

Here are just some of the comments made by fellow South Africans.

One Messy Mama


* Compiled by Jacqui Bester

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