Gauteng Education to help schools change colonial and apartheid names

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says apartheid names such as that of former Prime Minister Hendrick Verwoerd should not be embraced in schools.

Panyaza says this is going to be a prolonged process because many stakeholders are involved, but the department is committed to doing it within the law.

The department started having discussions on school names after the Rhodes Must Fall protests at UCT, where University of Cape Town students were calling for the removal of Cecil Rhodes statue from campus.

Schools should embrace our principles on non-racialism and non-sexism. So, we can't have people who opposed those views glorified outside the gate of our school.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

It's colonial names as well as apartheid names. If there is colonial connotation that name must change.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

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