Letters In Brief
THERE is a great need to incorporate peace and conflict management in our education and start it from primary level. Life in South Africa has been underpinned by some form of violence.
Parents must interact with and listen to their kids when they speak. We need to educate our kids at an early level that it is okay to have different views. This will help us to:
Build communication and life skills; To respect different opinions; To manage tensions in our schools;
To encourage community participation; and
Teach and develop a problem-solving approach.
MNCEDISI MVINJELWA,NEW BRIGHTON,PE
The IAAF introduction of what is being called the “Caster Clause” to try to level the playing field when it comes to competing athletes who have more than double the amount of naturally occurring testosterone levels, is a difficult one .
Of course the Athletics SA will think this is an attempt to throttle Caster Semenya, but the IAAF felt that something had to be done . . . persons with disorders of sex differentiation (DSD) were turning to athletics to earn fame and fortune on the back of, what the IAAF believes, is an unfair biological advantage .
Female competitors competing over middle and longer distances, were at a disadvantage, they say? What about the weightlifters and shot put competitors? Surely the higher testosterone levels would be an advantage there too? Will we have competitors grouped according to their testosterone levels in the future?
TONY WADSWORTH, PE