'Unacceptable hair' gets Wynberg school boy in trouble

2017-07-28 22:41


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Cape Town – The parents of a Wynberg Boys’ Junior pupil facing disciplinary action for his haircut have asked to speak to the school’s governing body, the Western Cape Education Department said on Friday. 

In August 2016, pupils at Pretoria High School for Girls protested against the school’s hair policy. They claimed they were subjected to racism and that their blackness was being discouraged.

In June, a 16-year-old Grade 11 boy at a private school in Glenwood, Durban, was given one afternoon to rectify his “exotic” short-sides, long-on-top hairstyle, or told to stay home until it grew out.

In July, Windsor House Academy in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, sent a group of girls home for “inappropriate” hairstyles, including braids.

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