SGB won’t step down in wake of school race row
The school governing body (SGB) of Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School‚ which is embroiled in a race row after it constructively dismissed its first black teacher‚ Nozipho Mthembu‚ has rubbished calls by certain parents for it to resign.
Instead‚ the body has offered an olive branch to interested parents. They want the parents to join the SGB to help with governance‚ particularly with aspects to do with “exclusivity‚ diversity and transformation”.
In a statement‚ the SGB also unanimously expressed a vote of confidence in the current chair‚ Gavin Downward.
The body said that it had considered the call for the entire body to resign‚ but decided this was pointless because it had been democratically elected.