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Cabinet commends PTA school pupils for 'being brave'

Pupils this week spoke out about being subjected to victimisation for wearing their hair naturally.

Picture: Katharyn Williams-Jaftha/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Cabinet has joined others in commending pupils at the Pretoria High School for Girls for their bravery and exposing alleged racist practices and prejudice at the school.

This week, black female pupils at the institution spoke out about being subjected to victimisation for wearing their hair naturally.

The recent incidents have sparked similar complaints from several other schools around the country with some even amending their codes of conduct.

WATCH: Alleged racism, discrimination at Pretoria High School for Girls

Cabinet says the recent incidents levelled against the Pretoria High School for Girls are a concern.

It has applauded the young women at the Pretoria High School for Girls saying they are activists of social change, who are needed in taking the country forward.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Angie Motshekga has commended the manner in in which MEC Panyaza Lesufi dealt with the issues raised at the school this week.

The ministry's Troy Martins said, "MEC Lesufi has done a sterling job. He's opened the doors of communication."

Following the recent events in Pretoria, schools including Parktown Girls in Johannesburg have amended their hair policy.

WATCH: Video opinion: black hair - our stories

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