As the November 2023 deadline looms, 70% of public schools still don’t have libraries By Tatiana Kazim On 30 August, the Right to Read campaign was launched at the Women’s Jail in Johannesburg. The campaign brings together several organisations, including the Legal Resources Centre, the Centre for Child Law, SECTION27, Equal Education (EE), and Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) to mobilise civil...
Jason Brickhill, director of litigation at SERI, remembers how Equal Education and the Legal Resources Centre built the school infrastructure norms and standards case By Matthew Hirsch Jason Brickhill, director of litigation at SERI and keynote speaker at the first Yoliswa Dwane Public Lecture, remembered how the case for school infrastructure norms and standards was built. “It is a profoundly important...
Equal Education members demand Eastern Cape education MEC intervene By Johnnie Isaac Scores of learners and Equal Education members donned their school uniforms on Wednesday and marched to the Eastern Cape Department of Education in Zwelitsha. They are opposed to proposed amendments to minimum norms and standards for public school infrastructure. Under the new draft amendments, deadlines have been removed for when government must...
Activists launch campaign against overcrowding By Masego Mafata A survey by Equal Education found that over 70% of classes at nine schools in a Gauteng township were overcrowded. Equal Education published a report on its findings on Monday. An education department official said that an additional R30 billion is needed to fix the overcrowding problem. Research by Equal Education has found that...
Minister Motshekga and eight provincial education MECs in contempt of court, says NGO By Tania Broughton Millions of children depend on the national school feeding scheme for a daily meal, but a significant number of them are not getting fed. Last year, the court ordered the education authorities to develop practical plans to rectify this situation and to report back to...