[lg policy] Please respect court order, Hoërskool Overvaal SGB tells protesters

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Sat Jan 20 10:27:15 EST 2018


Please respect court order, Hoërskool Overvaal SGB tells protesters

Protestors have vowed to continue demonstrating until the school’s language
policy is changed.
[image: EFF and ANC protesters burn tyres at the Hoërskool Overvaal in
Vereeniging on 17 January, 2018. Picture: EWN]
EFF and ANC protesters burn tyres at the Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging
on 17 January, 2018. Picture: EWN

   - Hoerskool Overvaal <http://ewn.co.za/Topic/Hoerskool-Overvaal>
   - Language policy <http://ewn.co.za/Topic/Language-policy>
   - Hoerskool Overvaal case
   <http://ewn.co.za/Topic/Hoerskool-Overvaal-case>

Thando Kubheka <http://ewn.co.za/Contributors/thando-kubheka> | about 6
hours ago

VEREENIGING - Hoërskool Overvaal <http://ewn.co.za/Topic/Hoerskool-Overvaal>'s
school governing body (SGB) has called on the public to respect the court’s
decision which found that it doesn’t have the capacity to accommodate 55
English speaking pupils.

On Friday, protests continued outside the school for a third consecutive
day, calling for transformation and change in the school's language policy.

Demonstrations took a violent turn on Thursday when a petrol bomb was
pelted at a police van.

Chairperson of the SGB Hardus Visagie delivered a statement on the school’s
stance following days of protests.

“It is our request for everybody to respect the court order, there is an
appeal process to follow if you’re not happy with the order and I believe
that’s being followed by MEC [Panyaza] Lesufi.”

It was a relatively calm day outside Hoërskool Overvaal on Friday with a
large police contingent keeping an eye on developments.

Protestors have vowed to continue demonstrating until the school’s language
policy is changed.

*[WATCH] Police car petrol bombed at Hoërskool Overvaal protest*


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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

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Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com
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