Examining substance abuse prevention strategies to combat school violence in Inanda KZN, South Africa.
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Summary Violence in South African schools is a cause for concern for schools, law enforcement and communities. Violence takes various forms including bullying, theft of property, robberies and vandalism, sexual violence, harassment and rape, gang-related violence, violence related to drug use and alcohol abuse, physical violence, shooting, stabbing and murder, violence through student protests and racially motivated violence. Regardless of the form of violence, there are devastating effects on the school system such as physical and psychological trauma, educational damage and societal breakdown. The main aim of this dissertation is to work towards the creation of safer schools, which uphold the values of the South African Constitution. This thesis finds that there is very little evidence to stop the abuse of substances among pupils in schools in the Inanda township, north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. The thesis, therefore, proposes recommendations that will be relevant to a township context, such as Inanda. There are numerous services currently in place to support abused victims and perpetrators, including, school-level support plans and specialised support services; however, the problem persists. This research proposes alternatives to dealing with the prevalence of substance abuse in schools and the consequent violence associated with the abuse of illicit substances. Isifmyezo Udlarne ezikoleni zaseNingizimu Afrika luyimbangela yokukhathazeka ngezikole, ezomthetho kanye nomphakathi. Udlame luthatha izindlela ezahlukahlukene kufaka phakathi ukuxhashazwa, ukwebiwa kwempahla, ukuphanga kanye nokucekelwa phansi, udlame olubhekiswe ocansini, ukuhlukunyezwa kanye nokudJwengulwa, udlarne oluhlobene neqembu, udlame oluhlobene nokusetshenziswa kwezidakamizwa kanye nokusebenzisa kabi utshwala, udlame emzimbeni, ukudubula, ukugwaza nokubulala, udlame ngokubhikisha kwabafundi kanye udlame olushukunyiswa ubuhlanga. Noma ngabe uluhlobo luni lodlame, kunemiphumela emibi ohlelweni lwezikole ezifana nemiphumela engokomzimba nengokwengqondo, ukulimala kwemfundo nokuwohloka komphakathi. Inhloso enkulu yalokhu kusebenzela ukusebenzela ukudala izikole eziphephe kakhulu, ezixhasa amagugu oMthethosisekelo waseNingizimu Afrika. I-thesis ithola ukuthi kunobufakazi obuncane kakhulu bomsebenzi owenziwayo wokumisa ukuhlukunyezwa kwezidakamizwa zabafundi ezikoleni elokishini lase-Inanda, enyakatho neTheku KwaZulu-Natali. Ngakho-ke, lo mbhalo uphakamisa izincomo ezizoba zilungele ilokishi umongo, njenge Inanda. Kunezinsiza.kalo eziningi ezikhona njengamanje zokuxhasa abahlukunyezwa kanye nabenzi bokubi, kufaka phakathi, amacebo okusekela esikoleni kanye nezinsizakalo ezikhethekile zokusekela, kepha inkinga iqhubeka. i-dissertation iphakamisa ezinye izindlela zokubhekana nokwanda kokusetshenziswa kwezidakamizwa ezikoleni, kubandakanya nokubhekana nodlame oluhambisana nokuhlukunyezwa kwezinto ezingekho emthethweni.