South African private school firm denies race segregation charges

January 30, 2015 8:39 AM

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A popular South African private school firm on Friday denied charges of racially segregating classrooms, saying it sometimes separates children based on culture, a policy that has provoked public anger 20 years after the end of apartheid.

A group of around 30 parents signed a petition this week against what they said was racial segregation at the Curro Foundation School in Roodeplaat, a town near Pretoria, according to local media reports.

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