Authorities in rural town suspend teacher over class ‘split by race’
SOUTH AFRICA: Local authorities in Schweizer-reneke town in South Africa have suspended a teacher after a photo emerged of her pupils sitting in racially separate groups. But, according to the BBC, Sello Lehare, the Education Minister for the North West Province, said the school's explanation was that “the learners were separated according to those who could understand Afrikaans and English”.
Racism is still deeply embedded in South Africa nearly 25 years after white-minority rule ended. Language policy has historically been used to exclude black learners.