Parents, school governing body and teacher organisations, and political parties are up in arms about the Department of Basic Education’s lack of consultation on implementing Comprehensive Sexuality Education.
But the department itself appears to have adopted a dismissive attitude and is happy with its level of consultation, says Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) in a short video released this week on latest developments and concerns over the revised CSE curriculum content.
Watch the video below in which FOR SA’s Michael Swain and Advocate Nadene Badenhorst call on South Africans to make their voices heard now — “because our children deserve nothing less”.
Meanwhile in a newsletter this week Family Policy Institute director Errol Naidoo highlights some of the latest calls to action around CSE by groups concerned about the CSE content and lack of consultation. These include:
- President of the SA Teacher Union (SAOU) Chris Klopper has called the content “grossly insensitive” and called for a boycott by teachers who object to the new SLPs.
- The Church in the Western Cape has planned a “March For Family” to parliament on Saturday November 30. The March is scheduled during the annual “16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women & Children” that runs from 25 Nov – 10 Dec 2019. City pastors will deliver a Letter to government demanding the cancellation of CSE in SA along with over 120 000 signatures – and counting! You can still sign the ‘Online Letter’ and add your individual or Church/Denomination/Organisation name here or sign CitizenGo/FPI Petition here.