Classes resume at Pretoria Girls High

Classes resume at Pretoria Girls High

Today schooling at the Pretoria High School for Girls will continue as normal. 

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Photo: Slindelo Masikane

This, according the Gauteng Education MEC, Panyasa Lesufi, after a meeting last night, with the School Governing Body, parents and pupils.    

The hair policy at the school, that's been at the centre of a race raw has also been suspended. 

Black girls at the school have spoken out against being subjected to a code of conduct that is discriminatory.

Learners have told their stories of how they are forced to straighten their hair and insulted when they wanted to keep their hair in Afros.

Learners repeatedly told tales of being told by teachers that their hair looked like dirty birds nest and static.

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Following a meeting with the schools Governing body last night, Lesufi briefed media on a number of resolutions.

After spending the day at the school, MEC Lesufi last night demanded the SGB apologise immediately for the discrimination the girls have been subjected to.

Counselling will be made available to the girls to deal with any trauma.

Lesufi has appointed an independent body that has 21 days to investigate allegations of racism levelled against teachers at the school and to compile a report.


MEC Lesufi has also confirmed that  the codes of conduct of all schools in the province, would be reviewed.

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