Cape Town - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwabane has come to the aid of a Limpopo woman whose daughter was refused admission to a local school because the mother was self-employed.
In January this year, the woman approached the office of the public protector for assistance after the principal of the school refused the child admission despite having received the application on time.
The public protector opened an investigation into the matter and made contact with the school principal. During the course of the preliminary investigation, Mkhwabane "determined that the principal’s conduct was improper in that the child could not be denied admission on the basis that the mother was self-employed.
"The principal was reminded that the child had a constitutional right to education," her office said.