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STATEMENT: EQUAL EDUCATION (EE) DEFENDS LEARNERS’ RIGHT TO PEACEFUL PROTEST

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 the beginning of

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

Statement: EE and Western Cape Education Department come to an agreement

26 May 2018 Media statement: EE and Western Cape Education Department come to an agreement On Thursday 24 May, Equal Education (EE) members met with Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Head of Department Brian Schreuder, and other staff from the Western Cape Department of Education (WCED). We had a constructive discussion about

STATEMENT: EE TREASURER RESIGNS, COMPLAINT SUBMITTED TO NATIONAL COUNCIL TO INVESTIGATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS

18 MAY 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT: EQUAL EDUCATION TREASURER RESIGNS, COMPLAINT SUBMITTED TO NATIONAL COUNCIL TO INVESTIGATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS As a movement committed to principles of human dignity, social justice, and equality, Equal Education (EE) is deeply distressed by the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against the former Treasurer of Equal Education, Doron Isaacs.  

EQUAL EDUCATION REFINES PROCESS OF RECEIVING SUBMISSIONS REGARDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND RELATED MISCONDUCT

17 MAY 2018 EQUAL EDUCATION REFINES PROCESS OF RECEIVING SUBMISSIONS REGARDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND RELATED MISCONDUCT   Earlier today, 17 May 2018, we released a statement in which we provided further details on how the independent inquiry established by Equal Education’s National Council (NC) to investigate allegations of sexual harassment by the former General Secretary,

EE CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS REGARDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND RELATED MISCONDUCT

17 MAY 2018 EQUAL EDUCATION CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS REGARDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND RELATED MISCONDUCT Equal Education (EE) is aware of statements made on social media, of personal experiences and other expressions of concern, regarding both current and past instances of sexual harassment and related misconduct by persons associated with EE. We thank everyone who has

STATEMENT: EQUAL EDUCATION’S GENERAL SECRETARY RESIGNS, INDEPENDENT PANEL INVESTIGATES SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS

14 MAY 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT: EQUAL EDUCATION’S GENERAL SECRETARY RESIGNS, INDEPENDENT PANEL INVESTIGATES SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS On Wednesday 18 April, allegations against the Equal Education (EE) General Secretary, Tshepo Motsepe, of sexual harassment, were disclosed to members of EE’s senior management team. The women who came forward are EE staff. A preliminary investigation was conducted,

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