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Media statement: Equal Education makes submissions to Supreme Court of Appeal as amicus curiae in Rosina Komape and Others v Minister of Basic Education

28 August 2019 Media statement: Equal Education makes submissions to Supreme Court of Appeal as amicus curiae in Rosina Komape and Others v Minister of Basic Education On Monday 2 September Equal Education will be in the Supreme Court of Appeal, acting as amicus curiae in the appeal against a judgment that dismissed, amongst others,

OP ED: ANGIE MOTSHEKGA MUST BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE SCHOOLS CRISIS

*Published by The Sunday Times on 23 June 2019 By Nurina Ally (Executive Director Equal Education Law Centre) and Noncedo Madubedube (Equal Education General Secretary) It is cause for deep concern when Angie Motshekga, the minister of basic education – who has served in that role for a decade – concedes she does not understand

OP ED: CALL FOR GOVERNMENT TO OPEN PROCUREMENT DATA TO PUBLIC SCRUTINY

*Published in June 2019 by The Daily Maverick By Hopolang Selebalo (Equal Education Co-Head of Research), Zukiswa Kota (PSAM) and Daniel McLaren (Section27)  Public contracting is the meeting point of significant power and money and in most countries, these systems are characterised by convoluted, opaque planning. According to a recent report by the Open Contracting

OP ED: KIDS’ SAFETY RIGHTS VIOLATED

LEARNERS CONTINUING TO ENCOUNTER DANGERS ON THEIR WAY TO SCHOOL AND ON SCHOOL PREMISES *Published by The Cape Argus on 11 June 2019 By Ntsiki Dlulani (Head of Equal Education Western Cape), Chwayita Wenana (Deputy Head of Equal Education Western Cape) and Stacey Jacobs (Equal Education Researcher) When Grade 11 Khayelitsha learner Yonda Magubudela reflects

OP ED: CORPORAL PUNISHMENT SENDS OUT MESSAGE THAT IT’S OKAY TO ABUSE LEARNERS

*Published by The Sunday Independent on 28 April By Ntsiki Dlulani (Head of Equal Education Western Cape), Chwayita Wenana (Deputy Head of Equal Education Western Cape) and Western Cape Equaliser Vuyo Tswelekile  The Constitution asserts various rights: protection of learners from being subjected to corporal punishment; freedom and security of the person, which includes the

OP ED: BASIC EDUCATION – SA STILL STRUGGLES TO FULFILL A RIGHTS COVENANT MANDELA SIGNED IN 1994

*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

OP ED: REVIEW OF SCHOOL FEEDER ZONES

*Published in September 2018 by City Press By Angela Bukenya (Equal Education Researcher) and Nurina Ally (Executive Director Equal Education Law Centre)

Joint statement: Education activists make submission to Zondo Commission on fraud and corruption in the delivery of education-related services

7 August 2018 Joint media statement: Education activists make submission to Zondo Commission of Inquiry on fraud and corruption in the delivery of education-related services Equal Education (EE), the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) and SECTION27, have made a joint submission to the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, highlighting cases of fraud and

Statement: EE in PMB High Court to get apology from KZN Edu Dept and SAPS for violating Constitutional right of EE members to protest #Right2Protest

1 August 2019  Equal Education media statement: Equal Education in Pietermaritzburg High Court tomorrow asking it to declare that KZN Education Department and SAPS violated the Constitutional right of EE members to protest and that they must publicly apologise #Right2Protest  Tomorrow, Friday 2 August, Equal Education (EE) represented by the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC),