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EFF Western Cape protests against alleged whites only event at Brackenfell High School

The WCED is probing allegations that the school has not had a black teacher in nearly a decade.
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Brackenfell: EFF plans march for Friday

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Western Cape staged a protest outside Brackenfell High School today, after allegations emerged that the school had hosted a whites only event.

The school from the Northern Surbubs came into the limelight this week after it emerged that an unofficial matric ball organised by parents was attended exclusively by white pupils.

The school has maintained that the event was organised by parents, after the official matric ball was put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Parents who organised the event said that due to the private nature of the event they were unable to advertise on the normal channels.

A parent who spoke on condition that she remain anonymous told Timeslive:

“We relied on our children and their friends to spread the word because that’s all we were allowed to do; we weren’t even allowed to put on social media that “all the matric parents of Brackenfell can contact us’ for this, we weren’t even allowed to use the school’s name.”

Western Cape education department (WCED) said it is aware that a private event which was not organised by the school was held and that two teachers were invited to the event and attended as guests.

The WCED is however now probing allegations that the school has not had a black teacher in nearly a decade.

WCED pokesperson Bronagh Hammond said “The WCED has not had any previous complaints regarding alleged discrimination at the school this year. The district is engaging with the school on these allegations.”

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