Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke: North West Basic Education dept launch investigation into Grade R seating saga

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.

~ The South African

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