Media Statements

Equal Education summary of Satchwell/Langa Report – independent Satchwell Enquiry

A summary of the report of the Equal Education appointed Panel of Enquiry to investigate allegations against Doron Isaacs and others, and review the proceedings and outcome of the Equal Education Human Resources SubCommittee Hearing of 2011. This summary does not contain the views of Equal Education. It is merely a summary of the Panel’s report

Equal Education summary of Manjoo Report – independent Satchwell Enquiry

A summary of the report of the Equal Education appointed Panel of Enquiry to investigate allegations against Doron Isaacs and others, and review the proceedings and outcome of the Equal Education Human Resources SubCommittee Hearing of 2011, compiled by Professor Rashida Manjoo, 10 December 2018. This summary does not contain the views of Equal Education.

Equal Education closes the Satchwell Enquiry, continues to learn and commits to extensive organisational review to build a better Equal Education

11 December 2018 EE response to Satchwell/Langa and Manjoo reports: EE closes the Satchwell Enquiry, continues to learn and commits to extensive organisational review to build a better EE The National Council (NC) of Equal Education (EE) established an independent enquiry to investigate and make findings on serious allegations, including sexual harassment and intimidation, raised

Equal Education: 2018 Year in Review

5 December 2018 Equal Education: A Year in Review This note is intended to assist journalists who are working toward 2018 year-in-review articles or broadcasts, related to education in South Africa. As 2018 draws to a close, Equal Education (EE) reflects on a year where significant progress was made in our core objectives of advancing

thumbnail of Equal Education IAs Report October 2018

Statement: Victory! EC Edu Dept commits to implementing all recommendations in our new infrastructure report

4 December 2018 Media statement: Victory! Eastern Cape Education Department commits to implementing all recommendations in Equal Education’s new school infrastructure report Equal Education (EE) has secured a major victory in our school infrastructure campaign, with the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) committing to implement all the recommendations in our new report, Implementing Agents:

Media alert: Release of new Gauteng sanitation report

29 November 2018 Media alert: Release of new Gauteng sanitation report Gauteng, as Equal Education members march to MEC Lesufi to claim our campaign victories and demand proper infrastructure maintenance to break cycle of broken toilets Today, Thursday 29 November 2018, Equal Education (EE) members will march to  the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) to

Media alert: WC members hold all-night vigil outside Parliament, march to MEC Schafer

28 November 2018 Equal Education media alert: Western Cape members hold all-night vigil outside Parliament on   Wednesday, march to Education MEC Schafer on Thursday Tonight, Equal Education (EE) Western Cape members and staff will hold an all-night vigil outside Parliament to remind government of their responsibility to all learners across South Africa, in terms of

Statement: Equal Education update on the 2018 Independent Satchwell Inquiry

28 November 2018 Statement: Update on Independent Satchwell Inquiry On 18 May 2018, the Mail & Guardian published serious allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct against former leaders of Equal Education (EE), including Doron Isaacs, Zackie Achmat and members of the 2011 Human Resources Sub-Committee that looked into claims that Isaacs had violated EE’s

Media: Equal Education asks Court for apology for shutting down of peaceful protest

21 November 2018 Media statement: Equal Education asks Court for apology for shutting down of peaceful protest On 11 July 2017, the police and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education (KZN DoE) unlawfully shut down a peaceful protest held by members of Equal Education (EE). Represented by the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC), EE has now

Joint statement: #SJC10 victory as ConCourt decriminalises peaceful protest

19 November 2018 Joint media statement: #SJC10 victory as Constitutional Court declares sections of Gatherings Act invalid and decriminalises peaceful protest   Today, Monday 19 November 2018, the South African Constitutional Court made an historic ruling that declared section 12(1)(a) of the Regulation of Gatherings Act (RGA) unconstitutional. The judgment is the result of a