Media Statements

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EQUAL EDUCATION 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,

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MEDIA STATEMENT: EE Marches for Eastern Cape Edu Dept to Fix SA’s Forgotten Schools

  Today on Thursday 27 April 2017, members and supporters of Equal Education in the Eastern Cape are marching from to the Eastern Cape Department of Education in Zwelitsha, King William’s Town. We march to present Education MEC Mandla Makupula and HOD for Education Themba Kojana with demands which arise from our recent publication: Planning

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EQUAL EDUCATION MEDIA STATEMENT: DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM REVIEW

Equal Education welcomes Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s curriculum review. It aligns with the call made by our 2016 [Draft] Education Charter, for the decolonisation of the schooling curriculum. The draft Charter, affirmed at our Teaching and Learning Summit in July 2016, states that the decolonisation of the curriculum must extend beyond content, and that

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EQUAL EDUCATION AND EE LAW CENTRE MOURN AHMED KATHRADA

Equal Education and the EE Law Centre are deeply saddened by the passing of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada this morning. Kathrada was the embodiment of selflessness; an individual who lived and breathed the values and rights enshrined in the Constitution of South Africa.   He began his career as a political activist at the age

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EQUAL EDUCATION MEDIA STATEMENT: HANDS OFF TREASURY

Equal Education notes with deep concern the reports that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas have been ordered back to South Africa from an investment road show. We will oppose any Cabinet reshuffle that seeks to replace these honest officials with those who will do the bidding of President Zuma’s self-enriching friends.

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Analysis: Equal Education Applauds Treasury for Prioritising Basic and Higher Education

MEDIA STATEMENT 23 FEBRUARY 2017 Budget Speech 2017: Equal Education Applauds Treasury for Prioritising Basic and Higher Education Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2017 Budget Speech spoke directly to two concerns that Equal Education has repeatedly raised: the importance of early childhood development (ECD), and the need for pro-poor, pro-rural funding. The establishment of a conditional