Investigation confirms incidents of racism at PTA school for girls

Three months ago black pupils at the school spoke out about how wearing their hair naturally was deemed inappropriate.

FILE: Pupils at Pretoria High School for Girls say they have had enough of discrimination and racism. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – An investigation into allegations of racial practices at the Pretoria High School for Girls has revealed that there was indeed incidents of racism and victimisation at the school.

Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi has released the report and recommendations at the Pretoria school on Friday evening.

Three months ago black pupils at the school spoke out about how wearing their hair naturally was deemed inappropriate and untidy.

Lesufi says following a three-month long investigation, they have found that there were several incidents of racist practices at the school for girls.

The education MEC says educators at the school have also been found to have been unresponsive to black pupils’ complaints.

He has made a number of recommendations including that disciplinary action be taken against teachers who are implicated.