ELRCCape Argus reports that embattled South Peninsula High School principal Brian Isaacs is fighting a decision by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) to suspend him six months ago.  

He is still awaiting a decision by Education MEC Debbie Schafer on whether he will be dismissed.  In March, Isaacs, who was already at the centre of two disciplinary hearings, was suspended with immediate effect.  A letter to the principal read: “Your suspension is a precautionary measure and does not form part of any sanction against you.”  Isaacs has since turned to the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) to oppose the department’s decision to suspend him because the reasons given “are not substantial.”  In his view, a disciplinary hearing against him should have been concluded within one month of his suspension.  The ELRC on Thursday postponed the matter to 23 September.


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