A teenage girl in Kraaifontein says she was allegedly denied a job at the Cahokia Spur restaurant at Cape Gate Mall over her pink hair.
According to Daily Voice, Shannen Daniels, 19, was told by a manager at the restaurant that she “will never be hired with that hair”.
She was told to dye her hair black.
“She (manager) told me it was their policy for all employees to look neat and tidy…,” Daniels was quoted as saying.
She said she went to another Spur branch in Brackenfell and was told the same thing.
Spur, however, denied having a hair policy, saying they had “cleared things up” with Daniels.
Compulsory class observation
This came a few weeks after a principal at Vredenburg Primary School Andre Muller was charged with misconduct after he showed a student teacher, Willian Sezoe, the door for having “wrong hair”.
News24 reported at the time that Sezoe, 19, a second year student at the University of Stellenbosch was required to start his compulsory class observation at the school in February as part of his module.
He, however, was chased away by Muller, who said that he was not welcome at “his” school “with that kind of hair”, as he would set leaners a bad example, a report by Mybroadband said.
Sezoe had bleached the top of his hair blonde.
The student teacher reportedly left with a broken heart after the barrage from the principal in front of staff, learners and their parents.
He reported the matter to a local office of the provincial department.
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