It is great news for Hoerskool as it is reported by News24 as being close to changing the school name. The school is reported to have had been named after a former Prime Minister during the apartheid period.
It is reported that the majority of the stakeholders who were available voted for the name change. There was a 71 % vote to have the name changed. The school governing body is reported to have expressed gratitude to all those who took part in the whole process to change the name of the school.
The school is reported to have made an announcement in May that the school´s name would be changed and the recent development has just fulfilled that promise. Debbie Schafer, who is the MEC for education in the Western Cape confirmed that the School Governing Body had agreed to change the name of the school and that consultations were still ongoing to ensure the success of the name-changing process.
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