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STATEMENT: GOVERNMENT REJECTS ITS OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE WATER, ELECTRICITY AND DECENT TOILETS TO SCHOOLS BY APPEALING #FIXTHENORMS JUDGMENT

#StopTheAppeal #FixOurSchools This morning, the Department of Basic Education (DBE), in partnership with the South African Presidency, the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched the Sanitation Appropriation for Education (SAFE) Initiative. Last week, the South African government announced that it will appeal the #FixTheNorms

SUBMISSION: EXPROPRIATION MUST SECURE LEARNERS’ ACCESS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ON PRIVATE LAND

There is an important link between current debates around land expropriation, and learners’ right to basic education. This is especially true for the thousands of learners who attend public schools located on privately-owned land. For the sake of these learners it is imperative that urgent progress is made on legislation outlining the circumstances under which

STATEMENT: EQUAL EDUCATION JOINS INTERSECTIONAL WOMXN’S MARCH AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

During its third National Congress held last month, Equal Education (EE) delegate members resolved that the movement would show solidarity with various organisations, particularly those that stand to protect and advocate for marginalised voices in society. EE has identified that  #TheTotalShutdown is one such initiative. Despite having broadly resolved to stand in solidarity with and

STATEMENT: EE DEFENDS LEARNERS’ RIGHT TO PEACEFUL PROTEST

12 June 2018 On 16 May, the South African Police Services (SAPS) used live ammunition on protesting learners from Thuto-Kitso Technical School in Fochville. Learners of the school have told Equal Education (EE) Deputy-Head of Gauteng, Kholwani Simelane, that they had been calling for the recruitment of a Technical Studies teacher at the school, since

OP ED: PUSH TO TEACH HISTORY WILL BE COSTLY BUT IT DESERVES SUPPORT

*Published by Business Day In a world where the emphasis in education is increasingly on job creation, bolstering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) subjects and digital opportunities, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s recent focus on history is surprising and refreshing. Last week, Motshekga released a ministerial task-team report that proposes phasing out life orientation

MEDIA STATEMENT: 2018/19 BASIC EDUCATION BUDGET VOTE SPEECH COMPROMISES A PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM ALREADY UNDER DURESS

10 May 2018 Equal Education media statement: 2018/19 Basic Education Budget Vote Speech compromises a public education system already under duress Yesterday Minister Angie Motshekga delivered her 2018/19 Budget Vote Speech to Parliament, announcing dramatic cuts to basic education funding, and unacceptably slow progress in eradicating school infrastructure that impedes quality teaching and that is