Equal Education say underfunding will cause even more overcrowded classrooms, teacher shortages and learners going without meals By Marecia Damons Equal Education and SECTION27 say although the national budget increased funds for basic education, in real terms spending per learner is decreasing. Of major concern are cuts in funding for teachers, which will lead to shortages and even more overcrowded classrooms. ...
The Supreme Court of Appeal awarded the family of the five-year-old almost R1.5 million for the “appalling and undignified death” Komape suffered by drowning in a pit latrine at school. By Tania Broughton The family of five-year-old Michael Komape has been awarded R1.4 million in damages for “psychiatric injuries” they suffered as a result of his “appalling and undignified death” when...
EE wants R4.3 million saved at this year’s official opening of the legislature to be allocated to fixing schools By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik On Friday, members of Equal Education picketed outside the Eastern Cape Legislature ahead of the State of Province Address in Bhisho. Earlier this month, Speaker Helen Sauls-August announced that the address would be held in the chamber and there would...