High school in hot water over matric ball and lack of diversity

High school in hot water over matric ball and lack of diversity

- A Cape Town high school is in hot water after a video of their unofficial matric ball showed only white students, parents and teachers

- Brackenfell High School is now being engaged by the Western Cape Provincial Education Department due to allegations about the lack of black teachers

- Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters are currently outside the school protesting against the matric ball and have clashed with parents

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The Western Cape Provincial Education Department is now engaging with a school in Cape Town after allegations were made that the school has no black teachers. According to the allegations, there have been no black teachers at Brackenfell High School in nearly a decade.

To add to this, a matric ball was privately organised and only attended by white pupils. The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has now demanded an apology for black pupils and parents who felt excluded from the ball.

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This was all revealed when a parent took to social media to talk about a video from the matric ball. In the video, only white pupils and their partners were visible.

WA: Cape Town school in hot water over matric dance, lack of diversity
Brackenfell High School is in hot water after hosting a privately-organised matric ball. Source: Brackenfell High School / Facebook and Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

According to IOL, at the school there are no statistics for black teachers on the Western Cape Education Department state-paid post list. While Times Live reported that matric ball was organised by a group of Afrikaans-speaking parents at the school.

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters are currently at the high school. The party is protesting against the privately-organised matric ball.

@LudidiVelani tweeted:

"The EFF has arrived at Brackenfell High and they are met with private security, parents and other law enforcement agencies. The party is holding a picket outside the school after it emerged that there was a matric ball event held where only white learners attended."

Tensions seem to be high at Brackenfell as parents clash with EFF members.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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