The Western Cape Education Department has found no evidence of racism at Brackenfell High School, in relation to the controversial matric farewell.

The department launched an investigation following an event attended by some pupils and teachers in October.

The department report has revealed that the function was a private function held at a wine farm.

It also says the event was organised by parents of learners who were disappointed that the official school event will not go ahead.

Authorities now say there are no grounds to take actions against teachers who attended the function.

The school made headlines, after some parents clashed with EFF supporters outside the school, in November.

Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer, says the evidence indicates that invites about the function were circulated to all matriculants at the school.

” There’s no evidence that people were excluded based on their race.   Learners from other schools were also invited to attend and did so.   On invitation I have seen there’s no mention of Brackenfell High School.  This incident however, highlighted other incidents of racial intensions at the school.   The school has freely acknowledged that and will take numerous steps to address this”