Education authorities are set to be on a move to probe Pretoria High School for Girls, after a racism allegations was leveled against the them.

According to tweets from those at the scene

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is visiting the school today.

Pupils claim they have been subjected to intense racism over a long period of time.

They say their blackness has been discouraged.

The pupils allege that rules are in place to discourage hairstyles such as afros, bantu knots, dreadlocks and braids.

One girl was allegedly barred from writing her exam because her hair was somewhat “spiky” and “unkempt”.

Apart from their hair, the pupils claim they are banned from speaking their mother tongue.

They claim one teacher allegedly called the pupils ‘monkeys’ while they were singing and chanting in class.

The school’s governing body was in a meeting with the MEC at the time of publishing. As such we will only have a comment from the governing body in due course.