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The impact of crime and violence on the morale and productivity of educators at Orange Farm
Mokola, Tsiyetsi Daniel
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The overall aim of this research is to assist educators and all stakeholders about the impact of crime and violence on the morale and productivity of educators at Orange Farm. The study deals with the programme of activities that can be implemented at schools to overcome the problem of crime and violence. The overall aim was operationalised as follows: to give a theoretical exposition of concepts morale and productivity, to give an overview of the extent of crime and violence at Orange Farm, to investigate the impact of crime and violence on morale and productivity at Orange Farm, and to offer recommendations that may add value for educators to improve morale and productivity. Crime and violence pose a serious threat to the goal of establishing peace and progress in schools at Orange Farm. In order to establish a safe school environment where learners can learn and educators can teach in a warm and welcoming environment, free of intimidation and fear of violence, it is important to find the cause. There is no one determining factor that could be pinpointed as the origin of school violence and crime. There are so many factors involved which make this a very complex issue which needs as much input and thought as possible. Factors contributing to school crime and violence in Orange Farm have been identified as drug and alcohol, sexual abuse, gangsterism, gambling, poverty and unemployment, physical violence, vandalism and burglary. The empirical method of research was used for obtaining information on the impact of crime and violence on the morale and productivity of educators at Orange Farm. In this study the research is being concluded by a presentation of the findings, the drawing of conclusion on the basis of the findings, and finally, the formulation of recommendations for future research.