As part of the efforts to make schools safe havens for learning and teaching, the
Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison (DCSSL) will host
the second annual Provincial School Safety Debates in Middelburg over the weekend.
Stakeholders such as the department of Education, Social Development and SAPS are
expected to take part in a day long programme that will see 20 learners making presentation
on the topic: “Reflection on our education system in the midst of bullying, gangsterism
Learners will also contribute researched presentations to the topic and will not
be opposing each other as it was the case last year. Each learner will be afforded
five minutes presentation on behalf of their respective regions. The four regions
Ehlanzeni, Nkangala, Bohlabela and Gert Sibande will be represented by five learners
The learners’ work will not end on Saturday but they will also be expected to become
ambassadors of school safety initiatives in their schools and neighbouring schools
so that messages of school safety receives more impetus.