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Statement: Open letter to Ramaphosa on Limpopo infrastructure plans, ConCourt appeal dismissal

5 November 2018 Equal Education statement: Open letter to President Ramaphosa on shambolic Limpopo school infrastructure plans and Constitutional Court dismissing #FixTheNorms appeal Equal Education is appalled by the “plan” to fix Limpopo school toilets submitted to the Polokwane High Court by the national Department of Education (DBE) and the Limpopo Department of Education (LDoE).

Post-MTBPS statement: Empty promises as bleak picture for basic education funding continues

25 October 2018 Equal Education post-MTBPS media statement: Empty promises as bleak picture for basic education funding continues Despite making bold statements about the importance of education, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s 2018 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) provided little relief to the already constrained basic education budget. Allocations to infrastructure grants continue to decrease

Pre-statement on MTBPS: Minister Mboweni, reverse cuts to education spending!

23 October 2018 Pre-statement on MTBPS: Minister Mboweni, reverse cuts to education spending! Equal Education (EE) calls on newly appointed Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, to reverse major cuts to basic education funding in his maiden Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) tomorrow. The 2018/19 budget announced decreases to school infrastructure grants by approximately R7 billion over

Statement: UN Committee calls SA government to action on basic education

22 October 2018 Media statement: UN Committee calls SA government to action on basic education Equal Education (EE) and Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) welcome the recommendations of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which has called on the South African government to intensify its efforts to, among others: improve school

Statement: Minister Motshekga’s remarks reflect zero understanding of co-operative governance

18 September 2018 Equal Education media statement: Minister Motshekga’s remarks reflect zero understanding of co-operative governance #StopTheAppeal In a media statement issued yesterday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga remarks that the recent school infrastructure judgment of the Bhisho High Court forces her department to take responsibility for that which it has “zero control over”. Minister

Submission: Draft changes to Gauteng school admissions an important step towards equity and spatial justice

12 September 2018 Submission: Draft changes to Gauteng school admissions an important step towards equity and spatial justice School admission policies can play an important and transformational role in South African education. Unfortunately, they are often used for gatekeeping access to certain schools and entrenching apartheid-era inequalities in education. This is particularly true for schools

Media alert: EE WC #StopTheAppeal picket at WC Legislature

30 August 2018 Media alert: Equal Education Western Cape #StopTheAppeal picket at Western Cape Legislature Today, Thursday 30 August, members of Equal Education (EE) will be picketing at the Western Cape Provincial Legislature, calling on the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) to #StopTheAppeal. In July of this year, Acting Judge Nomawabo Msizi fixed the unconstitutional

Media alert: EE GP #StopTheAppeal picket at GP Education Department

29 August 2018 Media alert: Equal Education Gauteng #StopTheAppeal picket at Gauteng Education Department Tomorrow, Thursday 30 August, Equal Education members (learners, parents, post-school youth, and staff) will be picketing outside the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) to demand that Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi #StopTheAppeal and prioritise the eradication and replacement of all classrooms

Statement: EE cautiously optimistic about meeting with implementing agents (IAs) and EC Education Department

27 August 2018 Media statement: Equal Education cautiously optimistic about meeting with implementing agents (IAs) and Eastern Cape Education Department, will continue to demand updated school infrastructure project lists On Friday 24 August, Equal Education (EE), the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) and a number of implementing agents (IAs) met to discuss progress on