Learners protest against “drastic and unacceptable” changes to school infrastructure law

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...

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Researchers surveyed schools in a Gauteng township. This is what they found

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...

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Equal Education goes back to court to force government to feed hungry school children

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...

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