DEVELOPING: North West Education MEC briefs media in Schweizer-Reneke debacle

2019-01-16 10:59

Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen and trade union Solidarity have confirmed they will be taking legal action following Barkhuizen's suspension in the wake of a racism row at the school.

Elana Barkhuizen, racism, Schweizer-Reneke primary

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16 Jan 13:23

Tensions high in Schweizer-Reneke ahead of North West education MEC's briefing

Tensions have heightened in Schweizer-Reneke in the North West after members of the community used a mini-bus taxi to block the entrance to the Schweizer-Reneke Laerskool.

The group said they had decided to block the gate because they had been denied access to the school where North West education MEC Sello Lehari is expected to hold a media briefing later on Wednesday.  

Speaking on behalf of the group, Schweizer-Reneke resident Thami Moremi said they wanted to be addressed by the MEC.

16 Jan 11:08
Local residents demand entry into the school.

16 Jan 11:01

STATEMENT: 'Do not be sorry for me – I will not surrender' – Schweizer-Reneke teacher

I will fight. I will make sure that what happened to me will never happen to any other teacher. I owe it to my own class, my colleagues and every child in South Africa who needs good teachers.

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