*Published in November 2018 by The Daily Maverick
By Demichelle Petherbridge (Equal Education Law Centre attorney), Mbekezeli Benjamin (Equal Education Law Centre attorney) and Hopolang Selebalo (Equal Education Co-Head of Research)
In 1994 President Mandela signed the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, signalling South Africa’s commitment to fulfilling and protecting fundamental human rights in the post-apartheid era. While South Africa signed the covenant in 1994, it was only in 2015 that the country ratified it — committing to align its domestic laws with the requirements of the covenant. One of these rights is basic education.
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