Appeal Court gives Grey College SGB’s bid to curb headmaster an F
Top school’s governing body has failed on appeal to strip its principal of his authority in an ongoing power struggle
The school governing body (SGB) of Bloemfontein’s prestigious Grey College has been dealt a blow by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), the latest instalment in its protracted power struggle with principal Deon Scheepers.
At the heart of the issue was an attempt by the SGB to strip Scheepers of the core functions of his job, such as overseeing discipline, managing teachers and staff, and steering extra-curricular activities, instead employing a school manager for this role.
Had it been successful, Scheepers would be left with managing matters pertaining to teaching and learning, a move he challenged successfully in the Bloemfontein high court in 2018...