More complaints emerge over Sans Souci's code of conduct

Former and current pupils say Sans Souci Girls High School’s code of conduct infringes on their rights.

Sans Souci Girls’ High School in Cape Town. Picture: sanssouci.co.za

CAPE TOWN - More complaints of alleged discrimination and racism at a top Cape Town school have surfaced.

Former and current pupils have told Eyewitness News the Sans Souci Girls High School's code of conduct, specifically policies on language and uniform, infringes on their rights.

A matric learner, who doesn't want to be named for fear of victimisation, says Sans Souci's code of conduct has always been problematic.

"The implementation of this code of conduct is one that essentially perpetuates the cycle of victimisation on many of the girls, especially black girls."

Nicole Jones says during her term as head prefect in 2014 she had to enforce school rules which made her feel uncomfortable.

"I found that the school gave us no choice in enforcing these violent policies against the girls. The fact that we were made to write demerits for not speaking English, inappropriate hair, is in itself a violent experience."

The Western Cape Education Department says the school is in the process of reviewing its code of conduct.