Media Statements

Equal Education pre-matric results statement: Beyond merit: Matric 2022 results should be catalyst to seriously reflect on educational quality

18 January 2023  Equal Education pre-matric results statement:  Beyond merit: Matric 2022 results should be catalyst to seriously reflect on educational quality “The year was quite tough as some subjects needed to be done practically but due to the situation of my school we could not afford to. As we approached exams things got harder,

Statement: Sudden passing of big-hearted, bold and principled Equal Education founding member Lumkile Zani is devastating

28 November 2022 Statement: Sudden passing of big-hearted, bold and principled Equal Education founding member Lumkile Zani is devastating The sudden passing on Sunday 27 November of one of Equal Education’s (EE) founding members, Lumkile “Ta Lee” Zani, is devastating. Lumkile, who was 43-years-old, is remembered by his family, friends and former EE colleagues as

Media statement: Release of Equal Education’s report on access to water and toilets in Limpopo schools: Tshedimošo Mo Dikolong Tša Go Hloka Seriti (A Review of Schools Without Dignity)

18 November 2022 Media statement: Release of Equal Education’s report on access to water and toilets in Limpopo schools: Tshedimošo Mo Dikolong Tša Go Hloka Seriti (A Review of Schools Without Dignity) #FixOurSchools #SeritiModikolong “The findings of this report highlight that having access to water and sanitation contributes to the learning experience of learners in

Joint media statement: Equal Education and Equal Education Law Centre in court today to challenge the introduction of collaboration schools, donor-funded schools, and intervention facilities by the Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Act

Joint media statement: Equal Education and Equal Education Law Centre in court today to challenge the introduction of collaboration schools, donor-funded schools, and intervention facilities by the Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Act #WCSchoolsLaw, #PublicSchoolDemocracy Today, 2 November, Equal Education (EE), represented by the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC), will be in the Western

Media alert: Equal Education and Equal Education Law Centre in court tomorrow to challenge the introduction of collaboration schools, donor-funded schools, and intervention facilities by the Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Act

Media alert: Equal Education and Equal Education Law Centre in court tomorrow to challenge the introduction of collaboration schools, donor-funded schools, and intervention facilities by the Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Act #WCSchoolsLaw, #PublicSchoolDemocracy Tomorrow, Tuesday 2 November, Equal Education (EE), represented by the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC), will be in the Western

MTBPS MEDIA STATEMENT: National Treasury must not continue to defund education! #MTBPS2022 must put money toward fixing South Africa’s schooling crisis.

We dedicate this statement to the memory of our formidable co-founder Yoliswa Dwane, who led our research and Parliamentary work for years. Her contribution to the struggle for equity and justice in post-apartheid South Africa is undeniable, and we release this statement in gratitude for her life’s work.    National Treasury must not continue to defund

Equal Education mourns the passing of our formidable co-founder Yoliswa Dwane

21 October 2022 Equal Education mourns the passing of our formidable co-founder Yoliswa Dwane Today is deeply sad for Equal Education’s staff and members, past and present, as we mourn the passing of our co-founder Yoliswa Dwane. Yoliswa, who was affectionately known as Sis Yoli, passed away this morning having been ill.  Sis Yoli grew

Media statement: Equal Education welcomes commitment from ANC and Department of Basic Education to reduce overcrowding in schools but is distressed that the Gauteng Education Department will not release key information on exactly how bad overcrowding is! #NoSpaceForUs #FixOurSchools

10 October 2022 Media statement: Equal Education welcomes commitment from the Department of Basic Education to reduce overcrowding in schools but is distressed that the Gauteng Education Department will not release key information on exactly how bad overcrowding is! #NoSpaceForUs #FixOurSchools While up to 70 learners are squeezed into a single classroom in Gauteng and