The Eastern Cape Department of Education has begun investigations into alleged segregation of pupils at King Edward High School. This follows social media outrage over a viral photo showing black pupils in a class at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke sitting separately from their white classmates. A teacher at the school who was suspended has consulted lawyers, and there has been conflict between parents and armed guard at the school.
Suspended Schweizer-Reneke Teacher to Speak Out
News24Wire, 15 January 2019
Solidarity is expected to announce legal action on Tuesday to have what it described as the "unlawful suspension" of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen lifted. Read more »
Parents, Security Guards Clash Outside School at Centre of Race Row
News24Wire, 14 January 2019
There was pandemonium outside Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in the North West on Monday afternoon after security guards and parents clashed. The school is embroiled in a race… Read more »
North West Education Department Slams Presence of Armed Guards At Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke
The North West education department has criticised Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke for allowing armed security guards onto its premises on Monday following protests over alleged racism… Read more »
Suspended Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke Teacher At Centre of Racism Row Consults Lawyers
A teacher caught up in the race controversy at a primary school in the North West, and who was suspended by the provincial education department, is currently in Johannesburg… Read more »
Schoolchildren at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke.
Education Department to Probe Alleged Segregation at Eastern Cape School
The Eastern Cape Department of Education has begun investigations into alleged segregation of pupils at King Edward High School in Matatiele, which also has primary school classes,… Read more »
Schweizer Reneke Teacher's Suspension Unlawful, Says Union
News24Wire, 12 January 2019
The SA Teachers Union (SAOU) is demanding that the Schweizer-Reneke Primary School teacher at the centre of an alleged racism row be reinstated immediately, saying labour laws were… Read more »
Schweizer-Reneke Calm, but On Tenterhooks After Segregation of Black, White Pupils
News24Wire, 11 January 2019
The sleepy town of Schweizer-Reneke in the North West is on tenterhooks after a picture showing black and white pupils sitting separately according to race in a Grade R classroom… Read more »
Schweizer-Reneke - Schooling Disrupted in a Divided Town
Racial tension remains high in the small farming town of Schweizer-Reneke in the North West. Read more »
Tension has been running high at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in the North West after a photo emerged online showing black pupils sitting separately from their white classmates. Read more »
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