Hoërskool DF Malan governing body refuses request for referendum on name change

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DF Malan high school.
DF Malan high school.
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Legal action is brewing over plans to change the name of Hoërskool DF Malan.

A group of parents, pupils, and alumni have started a Facebook group - "Trots DF Malan" - to garner support for the existing name.

In an effort to ensure the school is not "hijacked by a full-scale transformation agenda", a series of lawyer's letters have been issued to the school, demanding a referendum be held to vote on if the renaming should go ahead.

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