SAHRC to return to Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke on Monday
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SAHRC to return to Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke on Monday

Commissioners from the South African Human Rights Commission will visit Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in North West on Monday. 


The commission has launched an investigation in to alleged racial incident at the school on Wednesday, which depicts four black children separated from white learners in a Grade R class at the school.

Commissioners visited the school along with officials from the provincial department of education on Thursday but due to protests it was not able to start its probe. 

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Commissioner Andre Gaum says it will look into any violation of human rights by the teacher and the school.

"Our agreement with the North West education department is that they look at the labour relations issues, as the teacher has been suspended pending a disciplinary investigation.

"The human rights commission will look at the facts quite careful to see if there is a violation of human rights, then make certain findings and directives." 

Gaum says parents should accept its responsibility to ensure children don't inherit prejudices.

"One cannot leave it only to the South African Human Rights Commission, government or whoever to fight racism it really starts with the parents to a very large extent. 

"We therefore call on parents to make sure they don't act irresponsibly regarding the incident that has allegedly occurred at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke and that they don't turn this into a larger racial issue."

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