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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

how can chip be made from sand
Eke Reply
are nano particles real
Missy Reply
Hello, if I study Physics teacher in bachelor, can I study Nanotechnology in master?
Lale Reply
no can't
where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
has a lot of application modern world
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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
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