Fraud probe dropped against teacher who identified as African, not Coloured, on CV
KNOWLEDIA - NEWS24 / 15 OCTOBER 2020 - 11.59 / STAFF REPORTER
The Western Cape Education Department has withdrawn disciplinary proceedings against a primary school teacher who identified as African on a job application form.
This had raised a red flag over possible fraud for the Oudtshoorn teacher, an activist over the government's racial classification system.
The department said racial and gender statistics were kept in line with employment equity legislation, but recognised the issue was personal for the teacher.
Disciplinary action over possible fraud laid against a teacher who identified as African on a job application, when previous documentation had him identified as Coloured, has been withdrawn by the Western Cape Education Department.
TimesLive reported that Greg Snyman faced a fraud investigation for identifying himself as African when applying to be a school principal.
The long-running matter against the Oudtshoorn teacher was over him being listed in previous documentation as Coloured, and this sparked a probe into possible fraud.
Department spokesperson Bronagh Hammond told News24 on Wednesday that national legislation required an employment equity score to be given to each candidate during the recruitment process.
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