School disciplinary processes and sanctions can have major effects on the lives and futures of children. There are detailed provisions in law on how disciplinary matters should be handled, yet unlawful practices and violation of children’s rights are perpetuated daily. In this op-ed, the EELC’s Tarryn Cooper-Bell, Pila-sande Mkuzo and Asiphe Funda write about the law relating to disciplinary processes in schools.