North West Education Department News

MEC Lehari to oppose suspended Schweizer-Reneke teacher's court bid

Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA) 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.

IOL , South Africa Jan 18, 2019

'I detest racism' - Barkhuizen gives her version of what happened at Schweizer-Reneke school

Department response North West Education Department spokesperson Freddy Sepeng told News24 that they had not yet received the court papers.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 17, 2019

Was the right teacher suspended? The facts behind the finger-pointing

The North West Education Department insisted on Tuesday that Schweizer-Reneke Grade R teacher Elana Barkhuizen would remain suspended despite claims that the wrong teacher had been sanctioned.

Times Live , South Africa Jan 16, 2019

Schweizer-Reneke row: 'I will clear my name', vows tearful suspended teacher

'Right person' suspended Spokesperson for the North West Education Department, Freddy Sepeng, told News24 that they suspended the right person.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 15, 2019

More suspensions could follow at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke - North West education department

More heads could roll at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke, the North West Education Department said on Tuesday.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 15, 2019

Emergency measures in place at Schweizer-Reneke school

The union called on the North West Education Department to extensively investigate these allegations and to extend the probe to other parts of the province.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 14, 2019

Schweizer-Reneke teacher at centre of segregated seating row still at school

JOHANNESBURG - The North West Education Department has confirmed to Eyewitness News that a teacher whose class was photographed showing black and white pupils seated separately in class is still at school.

EWN , South Africa Jan 13, 2019

Trade Union Solidarity: Wrong teacher suspended at Schweizer-Reneke school

JOHANNESBURG - Trade Union Solidarity has accused the North West Education Department of suspending the wrong teacher at the centre of the Schweizer Reneke racism saga.

EWN , South Africa Jan 12, 2019

Teacher at centre of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke storm leaves town

The union called on the North West Education Department to extensively investigate these allegations and to extend the probe to other parts of the province.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 11, 2019

SAHRC warns of repercussions if probe finds discrimination at NW school

“That we still have so many cases of unfair discrimination that’s taking place, which is of great concern.” The North West Education Department has called on parents and the broader community to allow it to finish its investigation.

EWN , South Africa Jan 10, 2019