Curro vra om verskoning vir ‘onvanpaste’ plasing op sosiale media

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Foto's: Witness Mandisa X-profiel

Curro Holdings het kennis geneem en om verskoning gevra vir ‘n plasing op sosiale media waarin kinders in verskeie beroepe geplaas is, wat oënskynlik onvanpas en stereotiperend was.

‘n Interne ondersoek is geloods. Die betrokke plasing is intussen op sosiale media verwyder.

“Curro herhaal sy verbintenis tot diversiteit en nie-rassigheid in ons skole.”

Steve Mabona, die woordvoerder vir onderwys in Gauteng, sê die verklaring deur Curro Holdings word erken.

Die insident word in ‘n ernstige lig beskou. Mabona sê daar is ‘n dringende behoefte om die grondwetlikheid van Curro se waardesisteem te ondersoek om vas te stel of daar genoeg bewustheid van rassegelykheid en menseregte in al sy instellings en personeel is.

Die gewraakte sosialemediaplasing volg op ‘n onlangse voorval waartydens ‘n opvoeder as ‘n “monkey” by een van sy instellings aangespreek is.

Lees Curro Holdings se verklaring oor die voorval hier onder:

Curro Holdings acknowledges that a post we published on social media portraying children in various workplace contexts was offensive due to the inappropriate stereotypes it depicted. The post was in error and has been deleted.

We apologise for the offence caused and are urgently following our internal processes to understand fully the circumstances of the post to ensure that such an error is not repeated in the future. We will communicate further once the details of this unfortunate incident are established.

Curro reiterates its commitment to diversity and non-racialism in our schools.

Lees die volledige verklaring van die Gauteng onderwysdepartement hier onder:


The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) acknowledges the statement released by Curro Holdings regarding its recent social media post which conveyed a racially unbalanced narrative concerning the potential future careers of learners.

This acknowledgement, however, should be seen within the background of recent racial challenges that Curro has faced, one of which involved a black educator being called a monkey at one of its institutions.

The GDE does not take such racial incidents lightly as they may be cultivating attitudes which reflect a society that has not fully dealt with racism, and this poses a threat not only to the education system and the model citizens it envisages to create, but also to a nation that still tirelessly works towards overcoming such attitudes.

Therefore, there is an urgent need to investigate the constitutionality of Curro’s value system, and whether there is enough conscientisation of racial equality and human rights across all its institutions and personnel.

It is also pertinent to verify whether there are indeed appropriate means of accountability for those who may refuse to embrace equality and non-racialism at its institutions.

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