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The Criminal Law (Sexual Offenders and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 stipulates that a person who has knowledge that a sexual offence has been committed against a child or a person who is mentally disabled must report such knowledge immediately to a police official.
An employee must without delay disclose a conviction in terms of this legislation to his or her employer, whether or not such offence was committed during the course of his or her employment.
An employer must also immediately terminate the employment of an employee who fails to disclose a conviction of a sexual offence against a child or a person who is mentally disabled.
In the case of a teacher or student accused of sexual misconduct, the school should immediately suspend such a teacher or student pending the outcome of the investigation. In the case of a teacher, he/she would be suspended with pay.
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