‘St Anne’s is still committed to transformation’
Elite school makes pledge after Nelson Mandela Foundation withdraws from its diversity project
Top KwaZulu-Natal midlands school St Anne’s Diocesan College has accepted the withdrawal of the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) from a transformation process it co-designed.
The foundation became involved after a group of former pupils, in June, compiled a 6,000-word public document alleging institutionalised racism at the private school and talked about “harsh” experiences to which pupils of colour had been subjected over the years.
In a letter dated November 25, the foundation’s CEO, Sello Hatang, said: “It is with great regret that I must inform you that the Nelson Mandela Foundation has decided to withdraw from the transformation process which our two institutions co-designed for your school.”..