Carla Goldstein

Hostile Takeover of Treasury!

Since returning to the Finance Ministry in December, after the firing of Nhlanhla Nene, Gordhan has held the line against individuals linked to President Jacob Zuma, including SAA's Dudu Myeni, current SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane, and the Gupta family.

Equal Education and the Equal Education Law Centre call for Constitutional Amendment

In a submission to the Joint Constitutional Review Committee, Equal Education and the Equal Education Law Centre recommend amendments to Section 100 of the Constitution. The aim of the proposed amendments is to remedy gaps which may contribute to failures in the implementation and monitoring of a Section 100 intervention, the likes of which have tragically manifested in the case of the Eastern Cape.

Eastern Cape Department of Education way behind on building schools

Equal Education is astounded that the Eastern Cape Department of Education – by its own admission – has built a total of three of a planned 24 schools in the 2015/2016 financial year. This information, detailed in the latest Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure released last month, reveals the shocking pace of implementation of

Zwelinzima Vavi: EE’s school safety campaign is fulfilling a significant role

One of the places this violence occurs is in schools. These are supposed to be safe spaces where young minds can wander between geography and history, get lost in literature, and find the concentration to master mathematical concepts. But many are dangerous, which is why Equal Education’s campaign for safer schools is important. As I

We #DemandSafeSchools for Poor and Working Class Western Cape Learners

More than two months after over 2000 EE members handed over the findings of our social audit into school safety and sanitation to the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), Equal Education (EE) members have still not received a response from the WCED. This morning, around 80 learners elected to represent their schools held a peaceful protest

EE successfully admitted as amicus in Komape v Minister of Basic Education and Others

In a judgment handed down last week, Equal Education, represented by the Equal Education Law Centre, has successfully been confirmed as a friend of the court in the matter of Komape v Minister of Basic Education and Others. The judgment dismisses the State’s opposition to Equal Education’s intervention, affirming the importance of the Constitutional issues at stake in

EE submission to SAHRC on right to education and right to protest

On Monday, 13 June 2016, at the request of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Equal Education (EE) will be making submissions to the SAHRC’s national investigative hearing on the right to basic education and the right to protest. EE has welcomed the opportunity to provide input into the investigation and has provided the SAHRC with