Vereeniging – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Wednesday said the 55 learners turned away from the Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging have been taken in at the Riverside High School, about 15 km away.
“We resolved to accommodate them in one area, while we are still dealing with the challenges of the law. After persuading each other, we agreed to locate all those children in this particular school [Riverside High],” Lesufi told journalists on the first day of school.
“We just wanted to come here and get a briefing from the district director if everything was done accordingly. We also wanted to get a sense on whether the children were integrated.”
Lesufi said he has emphasised to the provincial education officials that the 55 learners should not be treated differently from other learners.