Media Statements

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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.

Budget 2017

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

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BUDGET SPEECH 2017: BUDGETING AT THE HEIGHT OF INEQUALITY

MEDIA STATEMENT 22 FEBRUARY 2017 BUDGET SPEECH 2017: BUDGETING AT THE HEIGHT OF INEQUALITY The current political crisis in South Africa, with national Treasury at its epicentre, sees certain political actors hell bent on reversing the gains made in the schooling system. It should not deter us from working towards an equitable basic education sector.

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MATRIC RESULTS AND SOUTH AFRICA’S YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS

MEDIA STATEMENT 9 JANUARY 2017   MATRIC RESULTS AND SOUTH AFRICA’S YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS  For matriculants, the focus now turns to the future, and prospects for work and study. One of the most dangerous side-effects of the narrow national preoccupation with matric is the way in which it is painted as a guaranteed gateway to

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MATRIC RESULTS AN INDICATOR OF PRIMARY SCHOOLING IN CRISIS

PRE-MATRIC RESULTS MEDIA STATEMENT, 4 JANUARY 2017 MATRIC RESULTS AN INDICATOR OF PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION IN CRISIS Excessive pressure is brought to bear on learners, teachers, principals, and education bureaucrats for the sake of the annual shindig that is the national matric results announcement. The matric pass percentage is a superficial and misleading indicator of

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EC SCHOOL VISITS REPORT LAUNCH

As of yesterday, 29 November 2016, it is now illegal for any school in South Africa not to have access to water, electricity or toilets, and for any school to be built of wood, mud, asbestos, or zinc. In cases where this school infrastructure law (known formally as Regulations relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and