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gautengTimesLive reports that officials from the Gauteng Department of Education were due on Monday to meet with parents and community organisations opposing the appointment of a new principal at Noordgesig Primary School – allegedly due to race.  

The engagement comes after classes were disrupted at the school on Friday by parents and organisations claiming that the black headmaster was imposed on them.  Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona said the new principal was recommended by the school governing body and was supposed to start working at the school last week‚ but disgruntled parties rejected him‚ because they preferred a coloured candidate who has been the acting principal at the school.  Mabona said the protesters claimed the acting principal has led the school well and that she was qualified to hold the position permanently‚ but the department believed the protest was racially motivated.  He added that they would listen to the concerns, but “we won't tolerate any form of racism in schools.”

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