Media Statements

Statement: SONA 2019 – our crib notes for President Ramaphosa #SONACribNotes

20 June 2019 Equal Education media statement: SONA 2019 – our crib notes for President Cyril Ramaphosa #SONACribNotes We want to assist President Cyril Ramaphosa with keeping his priorities, and the facts, straight as he delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA) this evening. Here is what he should be saying: “The nomination for

Statement: Equalisers hold swearing-in ceremony for Angie Motshekga outside the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria, to stipulate priorities for her and provincial education MECs

Equal Education media statement: Equalisers hold swearing-in ceremony for Angie Motshekga outside the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria, to stipulate priorities for her and provincial education MECs Today high school-going members of Equal Education (Equalisers), from five provinces, are protesting outside the Department of Basic Education (DBE), to stipulate to Basic Education Minister Angie

Statement: latest annual provincial school infrastructure progress reports are not worth the paper they are written on

12 June 2019 Equal Education media statement: latest annual provincial school infrastructure progress reports are not worth the paper they are written on The latest annual school infrastructure reports again demonstrate that provincial education departments are unwilling to do the work necessary to provide accurate information on the implementation of the Norms and Standards for

Statement: Victory! Construction of brand new Vukile Tshwete Secondary finally underway!

17 April 2019 Equal Education statement: Victory! Construction of a brand new school for Vukile Tshwete Secondary learners has finally started! Construction of the new site of Vukile Tshwete Secondary School in the Eastern Cape has finally started, owing to five years of sustained pressure from Equal Education (EE) members. We demanded action from the

thumbnail of Minimum Norms & Standards, Public School Infrastructure letter, notice of extension 13 03 2019

Statement: Provincial school infrastructure reports reveal education departments can’t properly plan, meanwhile the 2018 reports are still owed

27 March 2019 Equal Education media statement: Provincial school infrastructure reports reveal education departments can’t properly plan, meanwhile the 2018 reports are still owed In response to a Promotion of Access to Information (PAIA) request from Equal Education (EE), to get access to the 2018 provincial school infrastructure implementation plans and the provincial school infrastructure

Statement: Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2019

25 March 2019 Equal Education media statement: Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2019 Equal Education (EE) continues to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people, in particular the youth, the children and women who suffer daily under the oppressive regime imposed by the Israeli apartheid government. Under article 7(1)(j) of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a

Statement: EE and EELC secure recommendation for Constitutional amendment to protect learners’ rights

19 March 2019 Media statement: Equal Education and Equal Education Law Centre secure recommendation for Constitutional amendment to better protect learners’ rights Parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee has adopted our recommendations to amend the Constitution, in accordance with a submission made by Equal Education (EE) and the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC). Our submission to the

Statement: Equal Education members join #GlobalStrikeForClimate

15 March 2019 Media statement: Equal Education members today join #GlobalStrikeForClimate  Today at 1pm, Equal Education members will be among the young climate justice activists gathered outside Parliament, in solidarity with thousands of other learners and students in over 100 countries, who are holding a #ClimateStrike in the streets of their cities, as part of

Statement: Minister Motshekga must amend Norms as court ordered, make infrastructure docs public, effect intergovt cooperation

12 March 2019 Equal Education media statement: Minister Angie Motshekga must now amend Norms and Standards as court ordered, make school infrastructure documents public, and effect intergovernmental cooperation On 29 November 2016 it became illegal for any school to be without proper sanitation. The Norms and Standards law, promulgated three years earlier, states: “Plain pit