Monday, August 29, 2016

School racism investigation at Pretoria Girls High

Wayne Boonzaaier
29 August 2016

Education authorities are set to visit Pretoria High School for Girls, after racism allegations surfaced against the institution. 

Pupils claim they have been subjected to intense racism over a long period of time. They say their blackness has been discouraged. 

The pupils allege that rules are in place to discourage hairstyles such as afros, bantu knots, dreadlocks and braids. 

One girl was allegedly barred from writing her exam because her hair was somewhat “spiky” and “unkempt”. 

Apart from their hair, the pupils claim they are banned from speaking their mother tongue. They claim one teacher allegedly called the pupils 'monkeys' while they were singing and chanting in class.

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