Education department launches probe after Jeppe Girls High hijab debacle

The Gauteng Education Department has launched an investigation into Jeppe Girls High. It follows reports the school was disciplining several Muslim pupils for wearing hijabs. This item of religious clothing is apparently in transgression of the school’s code of conduct. Department spokesperson Steve Mabona said the school in principle agreed to amend[…]

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Employers allowed to ban the hijab: EU court

Employers are entitled to ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols, the European Union’s top law court ruled on Tuesday, a decision Muslims said was a direct attack on women wearing hijabs at work. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm[…]

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Black Muslim NWU student allegedly told to remove hijab

A black Muslim student at the North West University’s Potchefstroom campus was allegedly told to remove her hijab (religious headscarf) before an examination on Monday, and then forced to sign an “irregularity” form when she refused to do so. “I entered my exam room and was pulled aside immediately and[…]

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