Teaching to continue at Klipspruit school despite protests

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School bags line the wall of a classroom. South Africa's maths and science education has been ranked last in the world in a recent World Economic Forum report.

School bags line the wall of a classroom. South Africa's maths and science education has been ranked last in the world in a recent World Economic Forum report.

KLIPSPRUIT - Teachers union Sadtu says Klipspruit West Secondary School in Johannesburg will be rendered dysfunctional by further delays in appointing a principal.

The union says a black female principal was appointed on merit.

Some members of the community are demanding the appointment of a coloured principal.

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Protesters now say they’re unhappy about a flawed process and not the race of the principal.

Government has deployed a senior district official to ensure that teaching continues at the school.

The newly-appointed principal has told officials that she doesn’t feel safe.