ARTICLES RELATING TO RACISM AT SCHOOLS

Local school in racial row over photograph

2019-07-29 12:39

A race-related spat that started among teachers at Eastwood Primary School has filtered down to pupils, resulting in several physical fights at the school on Friday morning.

Dated culture, practices breed racism at Cape Town schools

2018-11-05 11:10

If one looks at the majority of schools in the southern suburbs of Cape Town they have never gone beyond the 50% threshold for people of colour. One must ask, why, writes Keiran Peacock.

College SGB welcomes probe into alleged racism

2017-10-20 13:53

The Maritzburg College School Governing Body (SGB) has said that it welcomes a decision by the KZN Education Department to investigate allegations of racism at the school.

GHS old girls speak up

2017-06-14 13:45

A Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High (GHS) old girl has called for deeper conversations about race following an alleged incident of racism at the school.

Special task team to probe GHS racism incident

2017-06-07 13:45

A special task team has been given authority by the Department of Education to investigate the alleged racial incident at Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School (GHS).

 

OPINION: Lessons from the Schweizer-Reneke incident and how we can unlearn racism

2019-01-29 12:28

"Racism is learned and can therefore be unlearned. Teachers can play a significant role in mediating the negative effect of racism in classrooms, schools and society." Jerome Joorst, a lecturer at Stellenbosch University, shares his thoughts on how, in light of the Schweizer-Reneke incident, we can start conversations to disrupt the rigid narratives of race.

Curro dismisses discrimination allegations at top school

2018-07-01 12:01

An independent investigation into alleged discriminatory practices at Curro's Waterfall Primary pre-school has found the claims "factually erroneous", a school representative has said.

Racism probe at Maritzburg College

2017-06-15 13:45

The KwaZulu-Natal Education Department has recommended an official investigation be conducted into an alleged incident of racism involving a Maritzburg College pupil.

Unions picket to have k-word pupil expelled

2017-06-08 13:39

Trade unions on Wednesday staged a picket outside a Pietermaritzburg school currently embroiled in a race storm after a pupil used the K-word to refer to fellow pupils.

School racism scandal

2017-06-06 13:52

A prominent Pietermaritzburg high school has been rocked with allegations of racism after a pupil was recorded using the “K” word.

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