The teacher who was expelled from Southdown College in Centurion in October last year will return to school next month.
According to the school principal, Magalan Pather, Anita Malan will return to school on February 3 to resume her duties. “This decision was taken by an independent chairman after a thorough investigation, as well as a disciplinary hearing,” he said by email.
Solidarity CEO Dirk Hermann, who assisted Malan in the hearing, says Solidarity is grateful that after the verdict on January 13, she was able to go back to school.
“It is in the best interests of the children at school. She is a brilliant teacher who just wants to teach. Her focus is to teach and educate children, and by no means politically. ”
According to Hermann, Malan is a victim of South Africa’s political correctness. “She was very hurt in the process and the victims were the children. She had to be found completely innocent, but we assume that she would rather go back to school and therefore rely on the verdict. ”
Malan was suspended in October last year after questioning a comment on the link between apartheid and poverty on a pupil’s geography paper.
She wrote on the paper with a red pen: “It’s almost 30 years ago. Would that have an impact? ”
A photo of the paper spread like wildfire on social media, leading to Malan’s suspension.