You're only allowed to fail someone 1x in each phase and even with that you have to prove to the education department they can't move up a grade. There are also limits to the number of learners you're allowed to fail in each grade. So even if someone can't do the work they get pushed through. They get frustrated because they can't learn, their bad behaviour and frustration escalates...Long time ago, if you fail any of the higher grades (St.8 - St.10) more than twice you would get sent to college to complete your matric certificate. How on earth can you allow a grown ass man to still attend school with children??
And because the department values diversity it disregards things like the developmental age of pupils and lumps them all in together in the same class.
I'm glad the 24 year old was convicted.