Nine teachers who were found guilty of sexual harassment are still employed by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED).
This was revealed by Provincial Education Minister, Debbie Schafer after ANC MPL Khalid Sayed asked questions regarding the employment of teachers who had been found guilty of sexual harassment during a sitting of the Western Cape Legislature on Thursday, June 24.
As reported by IOL, Schafer indicated that there are nine teachers who have been found guilty of improper conduct and are still currently employed by the department following a formal disciplinary hearing from 2014.
According to Schafer, all the cases resulted in final written warnings, and in some cases, additional penalties were given such as suspension without remuneration.
Schafer added that all the cases had been supervised by an independent presiding officer who was appointed by the WCED.
Meanwhile, in April the national Department of Education issued new terms and conditions of employment of teachers who had been found guilty of several offences. The terms include a year-long ban for transgressions such as financial mismanagement or showing up drunk at school.