Across the country, we are currently experiencing many schools dealing with students, both past and present, who have had enough. For years now, some high-profile schools have been hiding a wide-range of abuse behind “heritage”, “reputation” or “legacy”. Using the story of Collan Rex (the former water polo coach at Parktown Boys High School, found guilty of 144 charges of sexual assault and 14 of assault, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison) as a background, Sam Cowen chats about uncovering what has been dubbed “institutional abuse” in her new book, Brutal School Ties - The Parktown Boys’ Tragedy.

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