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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

Statement: EE members hold demonstration at elite East London school Selborne College

27 August 2018 Media statement: Equal Education members hold demonstration at elite East London school Selborne College “Selborne has three huge rugby fields, my school has only three working toilets” – Eastern Cape Equalisers Apiwe Coco and Hlelo Zohlwayo #StopTheAppeal This morning, Equal Education (EE) learner members (Equalisers) and EE post-school youth members held a

Media alert: EE meets with EC Education Department and school infrastructure implementing agents

23 August 2018 Media alert: Equal Education meets with Eastern Cape Education Department and school infrastructure implementing agents Tomorrow, Friday 24 August, Equal Education (EE) and the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE,) represented by HOD Themba Kojana and MEC Mandla Makupula, will be meeting with various school infrastructure implementing agents (IAs). These IAs are

Statement: Equal Education statement of support for #FeesMustFall activists to be pardoned

22 August 2018 Media statement: Equal Education statement of support for #FeesMustFall activists to be pardoned At our 3rd National Congress held earlier this year, Equal Education (EE) delegate members affirmed our solidarity with the struggle of post-school youth in higher education institutions. It was at our 2nd National Congress, held in 2015, that we

Statement: ConCourt hearing on #Right2Protest

20 August 2018 Statement: Constitutional Court hearing and picket on criminalisation of protest #Right2Protest Tomorrow, Tuesday 21 August the landmark SJC10 case, a challenge to the criminalisation of protest enshrined in the Regulation of Gatherings Act (RGA), will be heard in the Constitutional Court. Section 12(1)(a) of the RGA makes it a crime to convene

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