WC MEC gives Sans Souci school deadline for new code of conduct

MEC Shafer has given the school until the end of September to draft new policy following racism allegations.

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

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Education MEC has demanded Sans Souci Girls High School's governing body adopt a new code of conduct by the end of this month.

Yesterday MEC Debbie Schafer, and department officials, met with parents and protesting learners.

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer meets with Sans Souci parents. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN

Parents and students told officials of instances where they experienced racism and discrimination at the hands of teachers at the school.

Protesters are expected to hand over a memorandum of grievances to Schafer on Monday.

The demands include the firing of principal Charmaine Murray, and a change in the school's language and hair policies.

The MEC's spokesperson Jessica Shelver says, "The learners have requested that the MEC meet with them on Monday where they will handover an official memorandum of grievances which they were not able to handover yesterday, due to some learners not being present. [The MEC] has also requested that the school draft a new code of conduct by the end of September, and that learners that work on the committee are from diverse backgrounds."

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