What started out as an emotional day for the mothers of the four black children who have been the subject of alleged racial segregation, ended in horror when they were sent the first classroom photo of the year.
People have taken issue with the fact that, in the picture, a group of 18 white children were seated on a long table with smiles on their faces, while four black kids appeared at the furthest background of the photo, clearly removed from the ongoi...
Things have turned for the worst at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke since we last reported that the North West Basic Education department would be visiting the school on Thursday.
As he had promised, the North West’s MEC for Education and Sport Development, Sello Lehari, paid a visit to Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke after an image of the school’s Grade R class went viral.
In 2016, people took to social media to speak up against the Koetjes en Kalfjes Heritage Hill Campus nursery school after an upset mother took to Facebook to share an image that clearly had racial connotations attached to it.
Johannesburg - The North West education department has launched an investigation into alleged racism at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke, departmental spokesperson Freddy Sepeng said on Wednesday.
North West MEC for education and sport development Sello Jonas Lehari and senior managers in the department will on Friday conduct an intensive investigation into the separation of pupils at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke based on race.
South Africans were left reeling on Wednesday when a photo of a Grade R classroom at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke went viral for all the wrong reasons.
The picture was shared on the school's WhatsApp group by the children's class teacher.
This followed the release of a photograph which showed a small group of black children seated apart from their white counterparts in a Grade R class at the school.
The Young Communist League in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati said the MEC should not just suspend the teacher but, should also close the school temporarily for the affected learners to heal properly.
Both eNCA and Open News reported that a high-level delegation of officials visited the school and asked the teacher to temporarily step aside.
This is in relation to an alleged incident of racial segregation in a grade R class.
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.
Cape Town - A picture of a Grade R classroom at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in North West, which appears to depict four black learners being seated at a separate table from their white classmates has sparked outrage on social media.
The North West education MEC and other politicians will visit a school in the province on Thursday which sparked outrage after allegedly separating grade R learners by race on their first day.
However, before that, a group of protesters - mainly Economic Freedom Fighters members - converged on the school as North West Education MEC Sello Lehari conducted an inspection.
Schweizer- Reneke - A teacher who allegedly separated black and white children in the Grade R class at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in North West has been suspended with immediate effect, education member of the executive council in the province Sel...
Elana Barkhuizen was suspended last week after her photo showing black and white pupils seated at separate tables in a grade R classroom went viral.
The school governing body (SGB) of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke has put security measures in place to ensure the safety of its learners and teachers on Monday morning, Netwerk24 reported.
The father, who spoke to Open News anonymously, told the channel on Wednesday, after he had seen the photograph on social media, that he called the school to question the seating arrangement.