Curro Holdings has confirmed that a teacher has been suspended at its Curro Academy Protea Glen in Soweto, following allegations of racism.
According media reports, the teacher allegedly called three learners monkeys after they were reportedly disruptive in class.
In a statement, Curro Holdings said it became aware of the incident last Friday and initiated an investigation. Curro said the incident is believed to have taken place in the first term of last year.
"At the time, no formal complaint was made through any channels at the school or within the Curro organisation. The executive head of the school also became aware of the allegations on Friday and immediately informed the Curro head office," Curro said.
The group added that at no time was a formal complaint lodged with the school, through any channels at the school or within the Curro organisation.
The group said the executive head of the school also became aware of the allegations on Friday and immediately informed the Curro head office.
"On learning of the allegations, Curro has suspended the teacher with immediate effect and launched a disciplinary enquiry in terms of the group’s policies and procedures. These will proceed following due process over the coming week. Curro is committed to providing counselling or other support to the affected learners after engaging with their parents," it added.
Last year, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) condemned racism allegations where the institution’s executive head allegedly called a fellow black woman teacher a monkey.