Matukane and others v Laerskool Potgietersrus (1996) 1 All SA 468 (T)

Main Issue: Right to equality/refusal to admit black pupils to primary school

Findings: The Court held that the only way the respondent could escape the consequences of the finding that the list produced by it did not contain any black children is if it is established that discrimination did not exist or was not unfair. The Court found that the respondent's "requirements for admission" that a proposed pupil should be white, had no cause and effect. The child and its parents were required to, inter alia, agree with the objective and mission of the school and honour the English culture and traditions, allowing such children to participate therein. There was no reason why non-whites could not subscribe to those requirements and accordingly the application was granted.

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