'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.

We are ill, SA

2019-01-17 08:22

I am not blinded by the history and terrible injustices of the past, which however can’t give you a blank cheque to say what you want and basically tell all white people that they are racist.

Death to the author and identity politics

2019-01-16 19:00

Identity politics is an intellectually lazy game to play. It reduces discussion and contemplation as it focusses on the participants and not the debate, writes Howard Feldman.

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.

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.

Poor governance, not racism to blame for Schweizer-Reneke divisions

2019-01-16 09:08

The only solution for racial division is good governance and mutual recognition and respect between people and communities, writes Flip Buys.

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.

Appointments on merit the only way to save SA

2019-01-15 13:32

So now the Black Management Forum is trying to take action against Denel for appointing a white CEO?

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.

More tension as parents and security guards clash outside Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke

2019-01-14 17:05

A man who had come to pick up his niece says he was refused entry by "racist" security guards hired by the school.


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.

DA youth leader sowed racial division in Schweizer-Reneke furore, Solidarity charges

2019-01-16 22:29

DA federal youth leader, Luyolo Mphithi, should formally apologise to teacher Elana Barkhuizen and pupils whose "identities he exposed" in the apparent Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke race furore that got South Africans talking this week, trade union Solidarity has demanded.

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.

Eastern Cape school responds to allegations of racial segregation

2019-01-16 12:41

King Edward High School in the Eastern Cape has responded to media reports alleging racial segregation in some of its Grade 1 classes.

'Colour blindism' is a poisoned chalice

2019-01-16 10:55

The racial incidents of the recent past that have captured headlines expose shocking levels of intolerance among different race groups on the basis of culture and religion, writes Zizi Kodwa.

More school racism claims: Parents protest outside Hoërskool Stilfontein, call for help from Motshekga

2019-01-15 19:13

Racism allegations have surfaced at yet another North West school, requiring the intervention of North West Education MEC Sello Lehari.

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.

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 Schweizer-Reneke teacher to speak out after going underground

2019-01-15 05:35

Solidarity is expected to announce legal action to have what it described as the "unlawful suspension" of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen lifted.

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.

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