Media Statements

Statement: Victory! President Ramaphosa responds to our call to publicly release Education Minister Motshekga’s performance contract

10 December 2020 Equal Education media statement: Victory! President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to our call to publicly release Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s performance contract South Africa has taken a step forward to greater transparency and accountability from our government, with the release of the performance contracts of all cabinet Ministers to the public – 

EE and EELC media statement: Umalusi and DBE have not convinced school communities that a national rewrite of the leaked maths and physical sciences exam papers is the only way to protect the integrity of the matric exams

7 December 2020 Equal Education and Equal Education Law Centre media statement: Umalusi and the Department of Basic Education have not convinced school communities that a national rewrite of the leaked maths and physical sciences exam papers is the only way to protect the integrity of the matric exams  “It’s unfair that all learners will

Media alert: Tomorrow, 4 December, Equal Education Eastern Cape is hosting a conversation between learners, parents and the Eastern Cape Department of Education on the Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure and the state of Eastern Cape schools

3 December 2020 Media alert: Tomorrow, 4 December, Equal Education Eastern Cape is hosting a conversation between learners, parents and the Eastern Cape Department of Education on the Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure and the state of Eastern Cape schools #FixOurSchools! Tomorrow, 4 December, in celebration of the work Equal Education (EE) has

Statement: Latest provincial school infrastructure reports show some progress in delivery, but education departments are failing miserably to comply with the 2020 deadline of the Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure

25 November 2020 Equal Education media statement: Latest provincial school infrastructure reports show some progress in delivery, but education departments are failing miserably to comply with the 2020 deadline of the Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure  #FixOurSchools! “For me personally Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure are important because they ensure that

Statement: Reminder to school communities that matric learners who are Covid-19 positive are allowed to write exams, in line with the protocol developed by the Department of Basic Education

19 November 2020 Equal Education media statement: Reminder to school communities that matric learners who are Covid-19 positive are allowed to write exams, in line with the protocol developed by the Department of Basic Education Equal Education affirms that matric learners who have tested positive for Covid-19, but feel well enough to write exams, should

statement: Equal Education is in solidarity with housing activists who are in the Western Cape High Court, to fight against the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape government trying to appeal the judgment in the Tafelberg case

12 November 2020 Media statement: Equal Education is in solidarity with housing activists who are in the Western Cape High Court tomorrow, to fight against the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape government trying to appeal the judgment in the Tafelberg case   #LandForPeopleNotForProfit! Today, Friday 13 November, Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU) and Reclaim the

Joint EE and EE Law Centre media statement: Parliament commits to making final decision on changing the Constitution to better protect learners’ rights, before the end of this year

12 November 2020 Joint EE and EE Law Centre media statement: Parliament commits to making final decision on changing the Constitution to better protect learners’ rights, before the end of this year Yesterday, Parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) committed to, by the end of this year, decide whether or not to support Equal Education (EE)

Statement: Racist policies, practices and cultures in Western Cape schools must fall

11 November 2020 Equal Education media statement: Racist policies, practices and cultures in Western Cape schools must fall Post-apartheid South Africa has inherited – and continues to operate – an unequal education system across race and class lines. The fight for equal and quality education requires the dismantling of institutional racism (racist policies and practices)

Joint media statement: Equaliser surveys continue to show that there are still problems with getting food to learners who are at home on some days, but DBE promises school meals to learners who are at home if there is a second wave of COVID-19 infections

3 November 2020 Joint media statement: Equaliser surveys continue to show that there are still problems with getting food to learners who are at home on some days, but DBE promises school meals to learners who are at home if there is a second wave of COVID-19 infections Equal Education (EE), Equal Education Law Centre