School parents involved in racial spat agree to mediation process

School parents involved in racial spat agree to mediation process

South Africa: An independent investigation’s report into an alleged racial incident during the annual sporting derby day between two of South Africa’s most prestigious private schools, Michaelhouse and St John’s, has “strongly” recommended that a mediation process between the two boys be followed.

The event, which was to take place on the last weekend of May, was abruptly cancelled a Michaelhouse first-team hockey player was alleged to have used an “egregious” racial slur against a St John’s College opponent.

Both schools agreed at the time that it wouldn’t have been appropriate for further matches to continue.

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