[lg policy] JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the recent Hoërskool Overvaal Constitutional Court ruling has highlighted administrative flaws in his department.

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Sat Jul 28 15:58:43 EDT 2018


 Thando Kubheka <http://ewn.co.za/Contributors/thando-kubheka> | a day ago

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi
<http://ewn.co.za/Topic/Panyaza-Lesufi> says the recent Hoërskool Overvaal
<http://ewn.co.za/Topic/Hoerskool-Overvaal> Constitutional Court ruling has
highlighted administrative flaws in his department.

This week, Lesufi lost his court battle against the Afrikaans-medium school
after 55 English speaking pupils were denied enrollment earlier this year.

The Apex Court found Lesufi did not give Overvaal enough consideration on
whether neighbouring English schools had the capacity.

The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of Overvaal after it was taken
to court twice by Lesufi this year over its claim that it did not have
enough space to admit 55 English speaking pupils.

The court has found that Lesufi failed to prove that other nearby schools
did not have space before enrolling the pupils at Overvaal.

Lesufi concedes there are administrative problems in his department.

This school made headlines earlier this year after protests erupted over
its language policy and perceived racism.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)


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 Harold F. Schiffman

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 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
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