Twenty percent of South Africa’s teachers believe that schools are violent places and suspect their students and colleagues are armed.
This is according to a survey conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council with the Department of Education among more than 20,000 teachers at 1,380 schools across the country.
About 17% of teachers reported fights involving weapons at school and almost 13% of teachers believe gangs operate in their school.
Most reported violence was between pupils or between a pupil and a teacher.
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