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South Africa: Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini wants corporal punishment in schools
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Sport, Arts and Culture South Africa: Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini wants corporal punishment in schools

In many parts of the world, corporal punishment has been abolished in schools, including South Africa. However, King Goodwill Zwelithini, leader of the Zulu ethnic group strongly believes in the biblical maxim of spare the rod and spoil the child saying: “the rod would make learners perform well.” The Zulu King is the patron of education in Kwa-Zulu Natal province.

Pistorius family: Blade Runner Killer movie is a “gross misrepresentation”
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Sport, Arts and Culture Pistorius family: Blade Runner Killer movie is a “gross misrepresentation”

The family of South African sprint runner Oscar Pistorius is taking legal action against cable channel Lifetime over “Blade Runner Killer” a film about the athlete’s murder of his late girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The movie was made without the consultation of the Steenkamp and Pistorius families. Pistorius was convicted of murder and sentenced to six years’ imprisonment for the crime.

Ghana makes secondary school education free
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Sport, Arts and Culture Ghana makes secondary school education free

Ghana has introduced a free education programme that has taken off in different parts of the country. The government introduced the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme which was launched on September 12 at the West African Senior Secondary School (WASS) in Accra.There have been questions however about the sustainability of such programme.