ConCourt Rules "Reasonable Chastisement" Unconstitutional

Sept 18, 2019 -- The Constitutional Court of South Africa has ruled that the common law defense of reasonable and moderate parental chastisement of children is unconstitutional. It's a unanimous judgment and the court is of the view that there are effective ways to discipline children without the use of #corporalpunishment.

 Press Release: Landmark moment for child rights in South Africa 

 Read the Constitutional Court judgment 

 Read the media summary of the Constitutional Court judgment

 Read the Department of Social Development's response to judgment