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.

“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.