South African Teacher at Centre of Race Row Wins Court Battle

Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen has won her Labour Court challenge and had her suspension lifted. She was suspended after an image she shared in a parents-teachers WhatsApp group showing black Grade R pupils seated separately from their white peers sparked public outrage.

Left: Elana Barkhuizen. Right: A cropped version of the viral photo that sparked outrage.


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