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Life orientation

Grade 6

Healthy lifestyle

Module 4

Abuse and violence

Activity 1:

To read a news report and answer subsequent questions

[lo 1.4]

  • Read the translation of a news report that appeared in Die Burger on 1 November 2001, and answer the questions that follow:
Baby to undergo more operations
- JEANNE-MARIÉ VERSLUIS - Die Burger (Eastern Cape) -Page 6 -Thursday 1 November 2001

KIMBERLEY – The nine-months-old baby girl from Upington who was reportedly raped and indecently assaulted by six men, will have to undergo more operations.

Ms Dipuo Peters, Northern Cape MEC for Health, reported on the baby’s condition at a prayer meeting which was held for her at the legislative buildings yesterday. Politicians, government officials and inhabitants of the city attended the meeting. There were emotional scenes while they sang, prayed and lit candles for the baby.

The little girl has already undergone emergency surgery that lasted more than three hours in the Kimberley hospital after reportedly being raped in Upington during the past weekend.

Six men have already appeared in court in connection with the incident, and they are being held in custody.

Ms Connie Seoposengwe, MEC for Security Liaison in the Northern Cape, said earlier that the incident had apparently taken place on Friday at approximately 10 p.m. in the Louisvale township, after the mother (16) had left her baby in the care of an unknown person, as she had wanted to go to the shop to buy some food.

The baby’s grandmother is reported to have found her granddaughter in the house, covered in blood.

The baby’s mother was taken into custody for disorderly behaviour shortly after the suspects were arrested. She was allegedly intoxicated and was given a R100 fine. Allegations of negligence are also being investigated against the mother.

Peters said yesterday that the alleged rape of the baby is unforgivable. “It means we are living in a sick society. It is the duty of every parent to take action and to say that enough is enough.”

Peters said that she had visited a three-year-old girl in the Kimberley-hospital the previous day. The child had been admitted after she had presumably been given an overdose of drugs. Upon examination she was also found to have vaginal lacerations.

“The 19-year-old mother of this child told me that she lived in fear, because she was dependent on her stepfather for food and shelter. She had been, to some extent, aware of the abuse that had been taking place, because she, too, had been abused by her stepfather. This is a horrifying situation, and it is time that we help women to rise up against rape.”

After the prayer meeting yesterday the police in the Northern Cape said in a statement in reaction to this: “The allegations that a three-year-old child was raped in Kimberley, was brought to our notice for the first time on Wednesday.”

- Die Burger library

(i) Which law or laws concerning minors are being broken here?

(ii) Who are the guilty parties in this distressing case?

(iii) Which substance abuse contributed to this atrocity?

(iv) What do you find to be the most distressing aspect of this case?

(v) What, in your opinion, can be done to combat such evil deeds?

(vi) What would you do if you knew of a child who was being abused sexually or physically?

(vii) What would you do if someone abused you?

(viii) It s said that only a small percentage of child abuse is reported. Why do you think that is the case?

(ix) What do you think needs to be done to make your environment a safer place for children?

(x) I you could make one wish to improve your own life, what would it be?

REMEMBER: There are adults who care deeply for you and who want you to have only the best in life. If you have a problem that is making you feel very unhappy or fearful, discuss it with your father or mother, an educator, or someone else who will be able to help you. You can also phone CHILDLINE if you are in trouble. Just remember that it is a serious matter, and you must never phone Childline just for the fun of it.


Learning outcomes(LOs)
LO 1
HEALTH PROMOTION The learner will be able to make informed decisions regarding personal, community and environmental health.
Assessment standards (ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.1 interprets food labels and critically discusses health effects of listed ingredients;
1.2 participates in a problem-solving activity to address an environmental health issue to formulate environmentally sound choices and/or actions;
1.3 explains causes of communicable diseases (including HIV/AIDS) and available cures, and evaluates prevention strategies, in relation to community norms and personal values;
1.4 identifies different forms of abuse and suggests strategies to deal with them.

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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