Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi met with teachers and administrators of Roodepoort Primary School today to prepare for the school's re-opening tomorrow.
The school was closed following violent protests by parents, demanding that the principal be removed from her post at the school.
702's Stephen Grootes spoke to the South African Council of Churches' organising secretary and convenor of the Mediation Task Team, Rev. Gift Moerane.
Rev Moerane said according to government, school officially opens today and children are expected to be back at school tomorrow.
Rev Moerane said that the disputes started as complaints about the principal but there are other issues that have been brought to light, like racism and that they still intend on addressing these.
We managed to bring the arguments to closure. Problem around principal was solved and she will also report to school tomorrow.— Rev. Gift Moerane, Organizing Secretary of the South African Council of Churches and Convenor of the Mediation Task Team
Parents, please give children a chance to go to school.— Rev. Gift Moerane, Organizing Secretary of the South African Council of Churches and Convenor of the Mediation Task Team
Listen to the full conversation below:
This article first appeared on 702 : Moerane urges Roodepoort parents to put their children's education first