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.
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 suspended North West's Laerskool Schweizer Reneke teacher, Elana Barkhuizen and members of Solidarity Trade Union during a media briefing at Forever Hotel in Centurion.
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...
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.
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.
During a crisis meeting on Thursday, Jonas Lehari – the education MEC for the province – confirmed that the teacher who took the picture has now been suspended, pending an investigation.
Elana Barkhuizen was suspended last week after her photo went viral showing black and white pupils seated at separate tables in a grade R classroom.
A Schweizer-Reneke primary school teacher has vowed to ensure that her name is cleared after she was suspended when a photograph, depicting pupils seemingly separated on the basis of their race, went viral on social media.
North West Education MEC Jonas Lehari chaired a chaotic meeting in the school’s assembly hall, 24 hours after the photo went viral.
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.
Protesters – many wearing EFF regalia – made their way onto the premises on Thursday morning while North West Education MEC Sello Lehari was visiting the school.
The BBC's Milton Nkosi in South Africa says Schweizer-Reneke is conservative rural town with a population of just under 50,000, surrounded by a farming community made up of mainly white Afrikaners.
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.
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.
Johannesburg - The North West education department has launched an investigation into alleged racism at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke, departmental spokesperson Freddy Sepeng said on Wednesday.