A source in the provincial Department of Education told News24 that the school principal and the teacher who allegedly separated the children based on their race would be suspended soon.
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Action was taken against the teacher after an image surfaced on social media, showing a group of black children sitting at a separate table from their white classmates.
After being suspended, Barkhuizen wasted no time and headed to Gauteng where she met with trade union Solidarity and earlier this week, the two parties announced that they will be launching a legal war against her suspension saying it was unlawful.
In court papers which News24 has seen, Barkhuizen says she should not have been suspended as she was not the teacher who allegedly separated black learners from their white classmates, and that she was never given an opportunity to correct the mis...
Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke is caught in a race row after a photo a teacher took of a Grade 1 class showed black and white learners sitting separately.
Tensions have heightened in Schweizer-Reneke in the North West after members of the community used a mini-bus taxi to block the entrance to the Schweizer-Reneke Laerskool.
North West Education MEC Sello Lehari says that he's not intimidated by a court challenge brought by trade union Solidarity over the suspension of a teacher at Laerskool Schweizer Reneke.
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.
JOHANNESBURG - North West Education MEC Sello Lehari says he's received a preliminary report into allegations of racism at Laerskool Schweizer Reneke and says action will be taken against those implicated.
Trade union Solidarity will on Tuesday announce the legal action to be taken to have the suspension of Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen lifted.
Solidarity is expected to announce legal action on Tuesday to have what it described as the "unlawful suspension" of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen lifted.
Spokesperson Freddy Sepeng said if the department's investigations show more people are to blame for separating children in a Grade R class by race, it would not hesitate to wield its axe.
RUSTENBURG - The North West education department will oppose trade union Solidarity's urgent Labour Court application asking that the suspension of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen be lifted.
SCHWEIZER-RENEKE - Two more people have been implicated in the Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke race debacle, North West Education MEC Sello Lehari said on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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 sleepy town of Schweizer-Reneke in the North West is on tenterhooks after a picture showing black and white pupils sitting separately according to race in a Grade R classroom at the local primary school went viral.
The first that Laërskool Schweizer-Reneke grade R teacher Elana Barkhuizen - who is at the centre of South Africa's latest racial furore - knew of her suspension was a telephone call from her principal.
Earlier on Monday morning provincial education department subdistrict manager Gopolang Valtyn said the presence of armed guards was against school policy.