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After allegations of racism were brought against Cornwall Hill College during a peaceful protest, the SA Human Rights Commission has announced that an investigation into the school's policies and Code of Conduct as a means to intervene in the alleged ongoing discrimination will take place.


The school principal at Cornwall Hill College has come out to respond to allegations of racism levelled against the school.

 


The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will challenge Western Cape Education Department's (WCED) statements that no race exclusions took place at the Brackenfell High event saga. The EFF insists that the Minister was dismissing the allegations of racism from the beginning.


Debbie Schäfer, the Minister of Education Western Cape, has confirmed that the alleged whites-only Brackenfell High event was a private function organised by parents and that no exclusions based on race were made.


Current and former Brackenfell students have now also spoken out on racism experienced at the school and Brackenfell continues to be slashed following an alleged 'whites-only' event. The school is now taking their response to the protests another step forward.


The drama filled situation at Brackenfell High School has died down but continues in the background. The debacle has even managed to garner a hashtag of it's own on social media. Now, even the Premier is stepping in as the parties involved are being urged to hash out the issue through dialogue instead of fists.


Fists flying, police firing stun grenades and angry confrontations were the order of the day outside the Brackenfell High School this morning.  Protests that started on Friday continued today and looked like they could escalate further as tension and anger grew on both sides.


Thanks to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, past pupils in South Africa have been using social media to share how their school experiences have affected them.


Deputy President David Mabuza says South Africa should use Human Rights Month to reflect on the dreams and aspirations of Madiba, which include the respect of basic human rights and commitment to the rule of law.

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