Media Statements

Joint media statement: Draft Western Cape guidelines on gender identity and sexual orientation in schools still have dangerous basic flaws

21 October 2020 Joint media statement: Draft Western Cape guidelines on gender identity and sexual orientation in schools still have dangerous basic flaws Equal Education (EE) and the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) are deeply concerned that, in their current form, the Western Cape Department of Education’s (WCED) Draft Guidelines on Gender Identity and Sexual

Media advisory: Budget Justice Coalition will table its alternative, people’s budget

15 October 2020 On Wednesday 21 October 2020, the Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) will table Imali Yesizwe (Our Nation’s Money) – an alternative, people’s budget based on human rights. BJC anticipates that the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), now due to be tabled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on 28 October 2020, will accelerate

Joint media statement: Survey of Equalisers shows that most learners who are only in classrooms on certain days are not getting food for when they are at home, as DBE reports show that nearly two million learners are still not receiving school meals

7 October 2020 Joint media statement: Survey of Equalisers shows that most learners who are only in classrooms on certain days are not getting food for when they are at home, as DBE reports show that nearly two million learners are still not receiving school meals Equal Education (EE), Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) and

Joint statement: As the rollout of school meals continues to improve, education departments must ensure that learners who are only back in classrooms on certain days, or learners who have permission to stay home, are still able to get food

9 September 2020 Joint statement: As the rollout of school meals continues to improve, education departments must ensure that learners who are only back in classrooms on certain days, or learners who have permission to stay home, are still able to get food  With learners in all grades now back at school, the rollout of

Joint statement: Some improvements in food distribution but latest NSNP report still lacks critical details and fails to fix obstacles to collecting meals and parcels

19 August 2020 Joint statement: Some improvements in food distribution but latest National School Nutrition Programme report still lacks critical details and fails to fix obstacles to collecting meals and parcels SECTION27 and Equal Education Law Centre (EELC), representing Equal Education (EE) and the governing bodies of two Limpopo schools, yesterday wrote to Minister of

Joint media statement: Education MECs file school nutrition programme rollout plans that are full of holes, as we write to Minister Motshekga to fix hers

Joint media statement: Education MECs file school nutrition programme rollout plans that are full of holes, as we write to Minister Motshekga to fix hers As part of the very important work of monitoring whether the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) is being properly rolled out, we have evaluated the national and provincial NSNP implementation

Statement: National and provincial education departments must get their act together while schools are closed

24 July 2020 Equal Education media statement: National and provincial education departments must get their act together while schools are closed  Equal Education (EE) cautiously supports the decision to temporarily close public schools, as the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the provincial education departments (PEDs) work to address legitimate and serious concerns raised by

Statement: MEC Schäfer, we are not failures – we are still being failed!

22 July 2020 Media statement: MEC Schäfer, we are not failures – we are still being failed! This morning, Wednesday 22 July, Equal Education (EE) Western Cape members are picketing at the district offices of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) in Kuilsriver, to demand that the prefabricated, temporary structures at Nomzamo High School in

Joint media advisory: Victory for EE, Limpopo SGBs and over 9mil learners as court rules that school nutrition programme must resume for all learners!

17 July 2020 Joint media advisory: Victory for Equal Education, Limpopo school governing bodies and over nine million learners as court rules that government’s National School Nutrition Programme must immediately resume for all learners!  #SchoolMealsNow #9MillionMeals #FamiliesNeedNSNP Today, Acting Deputy Judge President of the North Gauteng High Court, Judge Sulet Potterill delivered judgment in the