Media Statements

MEDIA STATEMENT: KZN MEC EMBARRASSED, CALLS POLICE TO DISPERSE LAWFUL GATHERING

KZN EDUCATION MEC AND SECURITY OFFICIALS EMBARRASSED BY EE MEMBERS PEACEFULLY CALLING FOR SCHOLAR TRANSPORT, CALL POLICE TO DISPERSE LAWFUL GATHERING Yesterday Equal Education (EE) attempted to hold a picket and a screening of our new film Long Walk to School outside the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Education Department offices in Pietermaritzburg. Our demand of the Department

EE HOLDS PROVINCIAL POLITICAL SCHOOLS (EE NATIONAL TEACH-INS)

This month, Equal Education (EE) will be holding national teach-ins (political schools) for EE members from the Eastern Cape, the Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo. The theme of this year’s teach-ins is “Workers’ and Students Unite! From the Class Struggle to the Classroom”. The national teach-ins, similar to any educational seminar on an issue

MEDIA INVITATION: “LONG WALK TO SCHOOL” FILM SCREENINGS IN KZN

10 JULY 2017 Tomorrow, outside the head offices of the KwaZulu-Natal Education Department in Pietermaritzburg, Equal Education members will be gathering for the screening of our new short film, Long Walk To School. The film traces EE’s scholar transport campaign since 2014, and the lives of the EE members who have challenged the refusal of

MEDIA STATEMENT: THE FIGHT FOR SCHOLAR TRANSPORT

Since 2014, Equal Education (EE) has been campaigning for the provision of safe, government-subsidised scholar transport in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and in South Africa. We have marched, picketed, and many times formally engaged provincial and national government in writing and in person. Our members have secured hard-fought victories, including the provision of government-subsidised buses to three

MEDIA STATEMENT: EE GAUTENG MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DECLARATION ADOPTED

15 June 2017 EQUAL EDUCATION MEDIA STATEMENT: EE GAUTENG MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DECLARATION ADOPTED AFTER SUCCESSFUL COLLOQUIUM Equal Education Gauteng held a successful Menstrual Hygiene Colloquium on Saturday 10 June 2017 at the Wits Education Campus in Parktown. The colloquium focused on the question of access to sanitary wear, highlighting the many health concerns as well

MEDIA STATEMENT: EE EASTERN PICKET, CALL ON MPLS TO STRENGTHEN OVERSIGHT OF ECDOE

8 June 2017 EQUAL EDUCATION MEDIA STATEMENT: EE EASTERN CAPE PICKET OUTSIDE LEGISLATURE CALLING ON MPLS TO STRENGTHEN THEIR OVERSIGHT OF THE ECDOE AND HELP #FIXOURSCHOOLS   In June 2017, staff and volunteers from Equal Education in the Eastern Cape will be holding a number of pickets outside the Eastern CapeLegislature in Bhisho. Today (Thursday

MEDIA STATEMENT: AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT CONFIRMS THAT SERIOUS PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES IN EDUCATION PERSIST

EQUAL EDUCATION MEDIA STATEMENT: AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT CONFIRMS THAT SERIOUS PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES IN EDUCATION PERSIST The Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) recently released their second audit report on the education sector. Focusing on the 2014/15 financial year, the report notes significant improvements from the previous year’s audit, but also highlights that serious implementation

MEDIA STATEMENT: BASIC EDUCATION BUDGET VOTE 2017 AND OUTCOMES OF CEM

Yesterday Basic Education Minister Minister, Angie Motshekga delivered her post-Council of Education Ministers (CEM) meeting statement, and her 2017 Budget Vote speech. EE welcomes the Minister’s commitment to explore funding for the National Learner Transport Policy by means of a conditional grant, and her declaration that early learning is the DBE’s “most important priority”. However,