Media Statements

STATEMENT: WHERE IS THE BAILOUT FOR LEARNERS?

31 October 2019 On 30 October, Minister Tito Mboweni tabled the 2019 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS). While government has been able to find money to fund bailouts for almost every entity, from South African Airways (SAA) to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), learners have to contend with reductions in projected spending on

Statement: 2 000 EE members march to WC Legislature today to hand #SafeSchools demands to MEC Schafer, SAPS and WC Community Safety

25 October 2019 Today Friday 25 October, 2 000 Equal Education (EE) Western Cape members will march to the Western Cape Legislature to demand #SafeSchools – handing over specific demands directed at the Western Cape  Education Department (WCED), the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Western Cape Department of Community Safety. Equalisers are calling

Statement: Equalisers to hand homework to EC Education MEC Gade at picket today

17 October 2019 Today, learner members of Equal Education (EE) will picket at the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) headquarters in Zwelitsha, to remind MEC Fundile Gade of his homework, as the legally binding 2020 deadline of the Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure nears.  The latest National Education Infrastructure Management System (NEIMS) report,

Media statement: Equal Education makes submissions to Supreme Court of Appeal as amicus curiae in Rosina Komape and Others v Minister of Basic Education

28 August 2019 Media statement: Equal Education makes submissions to Supreme Court of Appeal as amicus curiae in Rosina Komape and Others v Minister of Basic Education On Monday 2 September Equal Education will be in the Supreme Court of Appeal, acting as amicus curiae in the appeal against a judgment that dismissed, amongst others,

Joint statement: Education activists make submission to Zondo Commission on fraud and corruption in the delivery of education-related services

7 August 2018 Joint media statement: Education activists make submission to Zondo Commission of Inquiry on fraud and corruption in the delivery of education-related services Equal Education (EE), the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) and SECTION27, have made a joint submission to the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, highlighting cases of fraud and

Statement: EE in PMB High Court to get apology from KZN Edu Dept and SAPS for violating Constitutional right of EE members to protest #Right2Protest

1 August 2019  Equal Education media statement: Equal Education in Pietermaritzburg High Court tomorrow asking it to declare that KZN Education Department and SAPS violated the Constitutional right of EE members to protest and that they must publicly apologise #Right2Protest  Tomorrow, Friday 2 August, Equal Education (EE) represented by the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC),

Statement: Equal Education applauds focus on early grade reading in the Basic Education 2019/20 budget vote, but is disturbed by Minister Motshekga’s shameless disregard of the school infrastructure law

17 July 2019 Equal Education media statement: Equal Education applauds focus on early grade reading in the Basic Education 2019/20 budget vote, but is disturbed by Minister Motshekga’s shameless disregard of the school infrastructure law Yesterday, Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga delivered her 2019/20 budget vote speech in Parliament. Equal Education (EE) applauds Motshekga for