Rondebosch High School in the spotlight
By Lelethu Mquqo
17 September 2010
A children's rights activist has come to the defence of a Cape Town school.
The school has currently been in the spotlight for insisting a learner trim his growing moustache.
Rondebosch High School has ordered 14-year-old Mashilo Jones to obey the school rule that pupils be clean shaven, and says he could face expulsion if he does not comply.
However his mother told a local newspaper that she will not allow him to shave until he is older, as his hair would only grow back thicker and quicker.
Activist Pene Kimber, who is one of the founders of a website set up to fight abuse and bullying in schools, said she believed it was wrong of the teenager’s mother to go to the media about the issue.