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MEC looks to resolve Sans Souci hair, language issues

Pupils at the Cape Town school will today hand over a memorandum of grievances to the MEC.

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer met parents of protesting learners at Sans Souci Girls High School last week. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The principal of Sans Souci Girls High won't be reporting for duty today.

Provincial Education MEC Debbie Schafer, moved to defuse tension at the school where former and current pupils have been protesting against what they call draconian rules relating to hair and language.

Schafer's spokesperson, Jessica Shelver says the MEC will receive a memorandum from the learners today when she visits the school again.

"The learners asked the minister whether they could braid their hair on Monday, and she has got the permission for them to do so. She couldn't find any reason why they shouldn't be allowed to."

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