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There are a number of human rights at play at #HoërskoolOvervaal - SAHRC

18 January, 11:41 AM

Following protests that turned ugly on Wednesday, crowds have gathered outside Hoërskool Overvaal again on Thursday to express their anger at the exclusion of learners from the Afrikaans-medium school. Watch. 

Stun grenades and violence marred the first day of school at Hoërskool Overvaal.


The Gauteng Education department attempted to have 55 pupils, to be taught in English, placed in an Afrikaans medium of instruction high school.

The North Gauteng High Court on Monday set aside the department's decision to admit these 55 learners to Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging, saying that school has no capacity to receive the pupils, let alone to do so on such short notice and to effectively convert to a dual medium school. 

EFF and ANC members are also protesting against the 'need' to have Afrikaans-medium schools in the country.

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