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Teacher pledges her support for learners at Sans Souci

A part-time music teacher is the only staff member to openly state her support for the learner protest.

Sans Souci Girls High teacher Sarah Evans has pledged her support for learners protesting against the school’s language and hair policy. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A Sans Souci teacher has pledged her support for learners protesting against the school's language and hair policy.

Former and current learners have been demonstrating at the girls' school in Newlands since this morning.

They are to hand over a memorandum of grievances to Principal Charmaine Murray.



Part-time music teacher Sarah Evans is the only teacher at Sans Souci Girls High to openly state her support for the learner protest.



Evans says there are many more teachers and students who feel the same.

"There are a lot more people, students and teachers, who feel this way. It's just that not everybody is able to… 'You know?' And that's also understandable because you can't force people to… 'You know? (sic)'"

The demonstrators are waiting to hand over a memorandum of grievances to Murray.

Protesters have been joined by learners from other schools, University of Cape Town students and members of the African National Congress Youth League and Right2Know Campaign.



They are blocking entrances to stop staff from leaving.

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