UPDATE: Situation calm at Klipspruit school


The Gauteng Education Department has condemned the go-slow at some schools over the appointment of a black principal.

• Editor's note: This article is updated each time new information becomes available.

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department says there's no go-slow at public schools, despite several reports to the contrary.

Some members of the Klipspruit West community are demanding the appointment of a black principal at a local school.

They insist this is not a racial issue, but are calling for a coloured principal at the school.

READ: Klipspruit school governing body dissolved over principal race row

Meanwhile, the teachers' union insists the parents who are trying to reverse the appointment, do not represent the community as a whole.

ANA reported that the Democratic Alliance urged the education department to take strong action against the schools.

DA MPL Khume Ramulifho urged the community to rethink their actions and to put learners on top of their agenda.