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Racism and racists have no place in KZN schools – IFP – POLITICS


Party says schools are places of learning, and learners should not be subjected to any form of discrimination

Racism and racists have no place in KZN schools

4 March 2022

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature says racism has no place in schools or society, and should never be tolerated.

The IFP’s comments come following allegations of racism at Grosvenor Girls’ High School in Durban.

The IFP wants to state clearly and without ambiguity that as per our Constitution, “no person may unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone”, on any grounds “including race, gender, sex… ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation… disability, religion” and more. Schools are places of learning, and learners should not be subjected to any form of discrimination. 

The IFP believes that teachers can play a significant role in mitigating the negative effect of racism in classrooms, schools and society. They are well-placed to start conversations among learners at an early age and to use creative teaching strategies to interrupt the rigid narratives of race.





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