'I detest racism' - Barkhuizen gives her version of what happened at Schweizer-Reneke school

2019-01-17 14:01

Schweizer-Reneke primary school teacher Elana Barkhuizen maintains that her suspension is factually flawed on a number of grounds.

Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke: Principal, teacher facing suspension amid probe - source

2019-01-16 16:26

Another teacher and the principal at the controversial Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in the North West are reportedly also facing suspension.

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

2019-01-16 13:19

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.

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

2019-01-15 17:51

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.

OVERVIEW: A photo of happy children 'was used against me' - suspended Schweizer-Reneke teacher

2019-01-15 13:00

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.

Suspended Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher at centre of racism row consults lawyers

2019-01-14 15:59

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 consulting with her legal team.

Emergency measures in place at Schweizer-Reneke school

2019-01-14 08:20

The school governing body of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke has reportedly put security measures in place to ensure the safety of its learners and teachers.

WATCH: Schweizer-Reneke calm, but on tenterhooks after segregation of black, white pupils

2019-01-11 17:43

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 at the local primary school went viral.

Schweizer-Reneke: Schooling disrupted in a divided town

2019-01-11 12:08

Tensions remain high in the sleepy small, farming town of Schweizer-Reneke in the North West, where an image emerged of black Grade R pupils seated apart from their white peers at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke.

Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher suspended over race controversy

2019-01-10 12:24

A teacher at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke, the school caught up in a race controversy, has been suspended following a visit to the school from government officials.


Sadtu demands answers following suspension of Schweizer-Reneke teacher at centre of racism row

2019-01-17 13:02

Sadtu in the North West is demanding answers from the provincial department on why a teacher, who allegedly captured and shared a controversial image taken at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in the province, was suspended.

MEC promises that children at Schweizer-Reneke primary school will be safe when it reopens

2019-01-16 15:56

North West education MEC Sello Lehari has assured parents concerned about their children's safety at the Schweizer-Reneke primary school that learning will resume.

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.

Schweizer-Reneke row: 'I will clear my name', vows tearful suspended teacher

2019-01-15 16:44

The Schweizer-Reneke primary school teacher, who was suspended over a seemingly controversial photograph, has vowed to clear her name.

More suspensions could follow at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke - North West education department

2019-01-15 11:36

The North West education department says more heads could roll if its investigations show more people are to blame for separating children in a Grade R class by race at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke.

North West education department slams presence of armed guards at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke

2019-01-14 15:22

The North West education department has criticised Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke for allowing armed security guards onto its premises following protests over alleged racism.

Hockey mom who sent nude pic to WhatsApp group now divorced

2019-01-14 06:18

The hockey mom from Schweizer-Reneke who caused a stir in 2016 when she accidentally sent a nude pic to a WhatsApp group, has reportedly been divorced.

Teacher at centre of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke storm leaves town

2019-01-11 13:43

It is being reported that the teacher who was suspended after a photo of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke Grade R pupils, seemingly separated on the basis of their race, has left the town.

Viral race row picture only captured a single moment – Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke

2019-01-10 14:12

The Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke governing body says the viral photo of separated children is not a reflection of the school ethos.

North West government dispatches team to investigate separation of pupils by race at school

2019-01-09 18:36

North West MEC for education and sport development Sello Jonas Lehari and senior managers in the department will conduct an investigation into the separation of pupils at a school according to race.

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