#StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh gains momentum

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Aug 29, 2016

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Pretoria - Learners at Pretoria High School For Girls protested against alleged racist practices at the school on August 26.

Pupils have reportedly been forced to straighten their hair. They claimed they have been accused of conspiring when standing in groups. They also said they faced other intolerable comments and actions.

In response to the march, Koketso Moeti has started a campaign calling on Mrs K du Toit, the headmistress at the school, and Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi to ensure that the school’s code of conduct does not discriminate.

Racism allegations surface as pupils claim their blackness has been discouraged #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh pic.twitter.com/xwIGlKEQNZ

— South African Heroes (@SA_Heroes) August 29, 2016

Please can we give Pretoria Girls High a Monday they will never forget. #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh pic.twitter.com/ewJMOWbi4B

— Busi (@Busisiwe_MK) August 28, 2016

Some superheroes don't wear capes, they proudly wear their natural hair. #stopracismatpretoriagirlshigh pic.twitter.com/v4qFJC8hPj

— Babes WoDono (@DonovanGoliath) August 29, 2016

I DO take sides. I'm with the girls. This young soldier could easily be my daughter #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh pic.twitter.com/95L9psV8e0

— Koketso R Sachane (@KoketsoSachane) August 29, 2016

From #FeesMustFall to

#stopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh..

All led by brave young women 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/0vH9Ack2T1

— Sure Kamhunga (@SureKamhunga) August 28, 2016

From #FeesMustFall to

#stopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh..

All led by brave young women 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/0vH9Ack2T1

— Sure Kamhunga (@SureKamhunga) August 28, 2016

“It is unacceptable that in a country in which black people are a demographic majority, we still today continue to be expected to pander to whiteness and to have it enforced through school policy, “ she said in her petition, which can be found here.

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