South African schools are microcosms of our broader society. All the unresolved social issues which plague our society as a whole show up in our schools. These issues can culminate in explosive stories, but they more often sit in the culture and implicit functioning of our schools.
School plays a vital role in any society, not only in educating our children but also in socializing them, creating social cohesion and advancing societal values and norms.
There are a broad range of stakeholder grouping in schools. These groupings include teachers, administrative staff, learners, parents, support staff, management, council members and extra-curricular staff.