South African Teacher Vows to Clear Her Name After Race Row

A  primary school teacher has spoken out after she was suspended when a photograph, depicting pupils seemingly separated on the basis of their race at a school in Schweizer-Reneke, went viral on social media. Elana Barkhuizen took the picture, but did not teach the class in question.

Elana Barkhuizen, who was suspended last week after a photo she took went viral. It showed black and white pupils seated at separate tables in a grade R classroom.


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