Pretoria - Learners at Rietondale High School, formerly known as Hoerskoool Hendrik Verwoerd, celebrated the change of the name and marked a new era.
The school choir sang songs of praise as they rejoiced and celebrated the new name.
Hendrik Verwoerd who the school was named after is considered the "architect of Apartheid".
Rietondale was chosen by teachers at a teachers meeting in 2018.
MEC for Gauteng Education and Youth Development, Panyaza Lesufi and said we are not here to destroy a culture but we are here to build a bright future.