The Gauteng MEC of Education, Panyaza Lesufi says in 2017 the Gauteng Department of Education received 175 complaints of physical assault of pupils by teachers.
Police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo says they cannot confirm or give details of the protection reportedly given to popular Durban singer, Bongekile Simelane, better know as Babes Wodumo.
Social Development Minister, Susan Shabangu says society must take a conscious decision to protect young girls and boys from abuse.
The case of a couple accused of a decade-long abuse of their five children will resume today in the High Court in Pretoria.
The United Nations has expressed its grave concern over allegations against four SANDF peacekeepers that stand accused of sexual exploitation and abuse in addition to a separate case of physical violence perpetrated against a 17-year old boy in the DRC.