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Kids Removed From Schweizer-Reneke School Amid Protests Over Segregation Seating

10 January 2019, 06:13 | Darnell Patrick

An image circulating on social media which shows black and white children seated at separate tables apparently at Laerskool Schweizer Reneke

North West province

Things have turned for the worst at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke since we last reported that the North West Basic Education department would be visiting the school on Thursday.

A South African primary school teacher was suspended on Thursday after a photograph appeared to show black children sitting separately from white children in a classroom, sparking a storm of racism accusations.

The picture showed the 18 white learners in the classroom all occupying a single large desk in the middle of the classroom, while the four black children in the class occupied one desk in a corner at the far end of the classroom.

According to the mother, she dropped of her child at school and around 9am, the teacher posted a photo of the grade R classroom on WhatsApp to give the parents an update on their kids.

The school principal apparently told parents she was not aware of the situation.

The images caused a stir on social media with political parties weighing in on the matter.

A mother of one of the black students said she was outraged at the segregation and also the fact that not one of the white parents had mentioned it.

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Curro Foundation School in Roodeplaat was found guilty of racism after a probe by the Gauteng education department.

'Rather what becomes painful is that there are black people who still insist that racism has ended and who think that blacks and white can have peaceful relations that do not have undertones of racism.

You can take your kids to the whitest schools in the country but so long as the black majority is poor, your kids will always be reminded that they are black and therefore inferior.

Provincial education minister Sello Lehare was despatched to the school in the small town of Schweizer-Reneke on a fact-finding mission, the BBC's Milton Nkosi says.

Image copyright. Image caption After a backlash from parents the school reportedly shared this picture of the children sitting in integrated groups What has the response been?

'The barbaric conduct displayed by private schools of racial segregating children is equally the same as giving innocent children experience of an apartheid system'.



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