Corporal punishment was â€œmost commonâ€? at schools in the Eastern Cape, according to the General Household Survey released by Statistics South Africa this morning.
The figures show that 30.2% of pupils at school in the Eastern Cape had experienced corporal punishment, followed by KwaZulu-Natal (22.5%) and Free State (22.1%).
It was least likely to occur in the Western Cape where only 7% of pupils said they had been caned.
Nationally the incidence of corporal punishment had increased, most sharply in the Eastern Cape (23.3% to 30.2%) and Limpopo (8.6% to 19.3%).
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