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South African teacher suspended for seating children according to race

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A South African teacher has been suspended after a picture showing her pupils seated according to their race emerged on the internet.

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The teacher’s intention was to show parents of Schweizer-Reneke primary school that everything was going fine since it was the first day of school.

The picture which was shared to a private Whatsapp group started to go viral when it hit the internet.

According to the Minister of Education for the North West Province, the school, Schweizer-Reneke primary school, coming to the teacher’s defence said that “the learners were separated according to those who could understand Afrikaans and English”.

The school agreed to suspend the teacher “with immediate effect” so that the investigation can be “free and fair”.

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TimesLive reveals when parents complained, the school sent another picture to show children had been “moved to different seating spaces to ensure they were not separated according to race”.

Meanwhile, parents of some of the white children have withdrawn their children from the school for safety reasons. Despite the change of government and the fight against Apartheid, racism is still prevalent in South Africa.


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205 Comments

  1. God created every body equally ,why the discrimination ? Trust the teachers suspension will teach others a good lesson .

  2. Racism is bad. If that was the teacher’s intention, then it serves him right. Meanwhile the parents withdrawing their children are also racists. South Africa should try and fight this bad egg.

  3. What in God’s name was she thinking. Separating pupils according to race.thanks to the school authority for dismissing her immediately

  4. This is too bad of the teacher for instilling in young minds the thought of racism. it is better he was suspended. I think a thorough findings should be done on Him.

  5. This completely the right step to take, because if allowed, she might propagates a seed of discord among the pupils which will not serve the country

  6. Say no to racism. That’s the best decision the school took, since they are not in support of racism.

  7. Discrimination??? some teachers are now acting badly. Racism should be history by now not practice..

  8. We are all one. Yes she really needs to go home. How could she?? She deserves to be put behind bars for such an act

  9. THATS BAD SAY NO TO RACISM..SUSPENSION IS NOT ENOUGH SHE NEED TO BE STRIPPED OFF HER JOB FOR BEEN SILLY

  10. Death is inevitable, some day we all will get there one after the other. Madam I disagree with ur claims. I don’t respect the corpse but the legacy is always remembered n respected..

  11. Its good that their racism attitude is becoming too pronounced. And its high time they stop this stupid act.

  12. Everyone is equal in the site of God English or no English should never be a reason for separating the kids but I thank God that the law is taking it cost

  13. Well is okay the way teacher arranged the student, but later she can change their seating environment.

  14. Admistration work has nothing to do with such post, more over school a formal environment that doesn’t require such.

  15. What nonsense… This act now could plant the mindset of racism and marginalization in the heart of those kids

  16. good is better to be they people like here to suspended to secure our children we don’t know what may cause

  17. Their is no point seating students according to race or colour because of any reason, though he has been suspended, he should be careful not to repeat that if called back to work

  18. better, white and black have equal rights, we are all human beings, no one is superior to another

  19. The will make the kids be racists too . they should be mixed . They learn very fast. The teacher should be investigated too

  20. i dont understand what is wrong with South Africans this days, its either xenophobia today racism tomorrow. they need to wake up.

  21. How can this racism go to as far as school? This issues should stop one and for all please oooooooooo
    We crying out for help

  22. How can a teacher be a racist,its not right i wonder what he teaches the kids.Thank God he was suspended atleast he would learn his lesson.

  23. I tthe school authority took the right decisions it will be a lesson to any other person that has such things in mind

  24. I don’t why some people will not just give up on this race thing. Good she’s sacked. She’ll learn her lesson.

  25. That is racism,she should be sacked and not even suspended. That’s how they teach them enemity from this tender age. Rubbish

  26. Meanwhile the parents withdrawing their children are also racists. South Africa should try and fight this bad egg

  27. I don’t think suspension is enough, she should learn some lessons, those kids should be taught better things other than racism.

  28. Racism is at d highest peak is gud d government take action to it immediately in order for d school not to loose d parent interest in d skul

  29. This is funny and unbelievable, racism in this century. The teacher should be cautioned to serve as a lesson to others out there.

  30. she should be showed d exit door cause if dis kind of person is put into power there will be so much or racism in place

  31. sometimes I wonder if racism can truly stop, be it South Africa, South Carolina, USA etc racism still prevails

  32. It’s good she was suspended to serve as a deterrent to others. Racism should not be encouraged at all. We are all human beings created by God it doesn’t matter the colour of our skin we are still one

  33. Good for him, racism is very bad, God created every one of us and deposit great things in each, no one is Mr know all, so we all should unite and maximize Gods endowments.

  34. It OK she is out of the school bt she still need to be talk to not to influence others in doing likewise

  35. What in God’s name was she thinking. Separating pupils according to race.thanks to the school authority for dismissing her immediately

  36. Is she not in the same African Continent? or what rubbish is she doing. Am sure she is a damn racist and trying to teach the young lads, good that she has been sacked

  37. South Africa is a xenophobic country, very soon other African countries will begin to retaliate to their citizens

  38. Better he was suspended. That’s quite unprofessional. We don’t even know what he was teaching the student sef.

  39. A fight against racism should be put up globally. I think that teacher deserve to be dismissed from the school.

  40. The school has tried to defend her but the truth be told that’s rubbish, haven’t the same children be learning when they were mixed together

  41. Good for you is that a good method of teaching when he knows that anything you do to the children will be what they will master and reciprocate.

  42. Good for such teacher, every tribe/nativity should be treated equally. others that does such would learn from the punishment.

  43. Racism again God created every body equally ,why the discrimination ? Trust the teachers suspension will teach others a good lesson .

  44. Racism again God created every body equally ,why the discrimination ? Trust the teachers suspension will teach others a good lesson .try that in Nigeria

  45. Racism is a thing of the mindset, why are people still being so backward as to thing that the colour of your skin makes a difference. South Africa for that matter not even an American or British country

  46. Thank God it was notice on time,before you know it now the white studentwill start discriminating the black ones,racism shouldn’t be encourage in any country

  47. Let her be well questioned after coming back from suspension, she wanna build what Madela has toiled to break

  48. He deserved to be suspended, that’s racism which is not good in any way, dont inculcate racism in these children

  49. Lol is that teacher is a female teacher
    Coz I know bse bin with the afirac as Nigeria teachers

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