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Torching of police car at Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging condemned

VEREENIGING, January 19 – The Overvaal Transformation Committee, which is protesting the exclusion of non-Afrikaans speaking learners at Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging on Thursday denounced the damaging of a police vehicle outside the school premises. “We are against any form of violence. It’s unfortunate that when you have protesters, you don’t know who is here […]

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English speaking children rejected by Hoërskool Overvaal now at another school – MEC Lesufi

VEREENIGING, January 17 – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Wednesday said the 55 learners turned away from the Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging have been taken in at the Riverside High School, about 15 km away. “We resolved to accommodate them in one area, while we are still dealing with the challenges of the law. After persuading each other, […]

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SA Police fire rubber bullets, injure two at Hoërskool Overvaal

JOHANNESBURG, January 17  – SA police on Wednesday fired rubber bullets at protesters outside the Afrikaans Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging, where 55 English speaking children had been turned away. The first day of school turned bloody when a couple of protesters were hit by rubber bullets. Shortly after ambulances arrived outside school and ferried bleeding protesters […]

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Gauteng MEC Lesufi to appeal court ruling on Hoerskool Overvaal language dispute

PRETORIA, January 16 – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Monday said his department intended to appeal the judgment made by Judge Bill Prinsloo that 55 English speaking learners cannot be admitted at Hoerskool Overvaal due to capacity. “Let the Constitutional Court legalise racism let the Constitutional Court say you are wrong in requesting our […]

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Afrikaans high school using language to bar 55 English-speaking kids – department

PRETORIA, January 12 – An advocate representing the Gauteng Department of Education has told the high court that capacity was not the reason Hoërskool Overvaal was refusing to admit 55 English-speaking learners. Advocate Kumbirai Toma argued on Friday in the North Gauteng High Court that the Afrikaans medium school in Vereeniging was using the language to discriminate against […]