Coloured Teacher landed himself in hot soup after lying that he is African in his CV. A western cape teacher appeared before the disciplinary committee today after he lied about his race on his CV. Glen Snyman who teaches at Grootkraal primary school in Oudtshoorn claimed that he is African on his CV while applying for a principal job at another school in October 2017. Unfortunately for him he ended up not getting the job.
Three years down the line his lie caught up with as he was summoned for a disciplinary hearing. Snyman is known for being extremely vocal about how he is against race classification. He is very vocal about how he considers the term coloured being extremely degrading .
Synman has been heading a campaign against the states contiouns use of race categories black , coloured, lndian and white especially on official documentation including job application forms.
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He is strongly against this that he went on to launch a petition in which he asked people to declare that they not classify themselves according to race . He said they should regard themselves as South Africans first before race.
However when reached for comment about why he lied about his race he refused to comment. However we have seen his western cape education department charge sheet which read “You committed a common law offence, to wit fraud, by stating on your CV when applying for the principal post at Fezekile Secondary School that you are an African male, whereas in truth your records indicate that you are a coloured male and by doing so gain an advantage for purposes of being shortlisted.”
Provincial education department spokesperson Bronagh Hammond said the particulars of Snyman’s case were sub judice. However, she confirmed that the matter related to “providing fraudulent information on a CV”.
She said Snyman did not have any record of misconduct. In terms of regulations, Snyman would need to seek for permission to change his race details on the provincial education department system.