Media Statements

Equal Education budget reaction statement: The 2021 budget provides a small amount of relief for education, but overall the cuts are going to hurt schools

25 February 2021 Equal Education budget reaction statement: The 2021 budget provides a small amount of relief for education, but overall the cuts are going to hurt schools   Yesterday, when Finance Minister Tito Mboweni tabled the 2021 budget, there was slightly better news for education than in last year’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS),

Media alert: Equal Education members will be protesting at Parliament from 12:30pm tomorrow against drastic education budget cuts as Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers his budget speech

23 February 2021 Media alert: Equal Education members will be protesting at Parliament from 12:30pm tomorrow against drastic education budget cuts as Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers his budget speech  #TitoHandsOffOurEducation  #BudgetSpeech2021 Tomorrow at 11am, Equal Education (EE) members will be protesting at Parliament in Cape Town to demand that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni reverse

Media alert: Today Equal Education members will be picketing outside the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDOE) to demand that government fix and fund our schools!

23 February 2021 Media alert: Today Equal Education members will be picketing outside the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDOE) to demand that government fix and fund our schools! Today at 4pm Equal Education (EE) members will be picketing outside the Mandla Makhuphula Institute in East London to remind the provincial and national government of

Equal Education media statement: Western Cape State of the Province Address must put school psychosocial support, safety and learner admissions on top of the agenda!

17 February 2021 Equal Education media statement: Western Cape State of the Province Address must put school psychosocial support, safety and learner admissions on top of the agenda! Today, as Western Cape Premier Alan Winde delivers the State of the Province Address (SOPA), we call on him  to recognise the immense impact of the COVID-19

Equal Education and Equal Education Law Centre media statement: Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga should properly apologise for, and withdraw, her harmful remarks about rape

16 February 2021 Equal Education and Equal Education Law Centre media statement: Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga should properly apologise for, and withdraw, her harmful remarks about rape Equal Education (EE) and Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) are deeply troubled by the remarks on gender-based violence which Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga made while visiting

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT, MINISTER OF BASIC EDUCATION, MINISTER OF FINANCE, MINISTER OF HEALTH, AND MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE – FIX AND FUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS, CLOSE THE WIDENING EQUALITY GAP! EDUCATION IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE!

“I feel as learners are not being prioritised here especially in government schools. We are told to shut down but no one realises the pressure that’s being put on us. School last year was very horrible and stressful. This is because private schools were operating and we couldn’t really. It didn’t sit well with me.”

Statement: R431 million allegedly wasted by Gauteng Education Department on COVID-19 “deep cleaning” could have built five new schools! We demand accountability!

29 January 2021 Equal Education media statement: R431 million allegedly wasted by Gauteng Education Department on COVID-19 “deep cleaning” could have built five new schools! We demand accountability! Equal Education (EE) is shocked and worried about reports by Maverick Citizen that the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) allegedly wasted R431 million on “deep cleaning” schools

Joint media statement: Minister Motshekga, don’t let child hunger continue! Honour the spirit of the court judgment and provide meals to learners from today!

27 January 2021 Joint media statement: Minister Motshekga, don’t let child hunger continue! Honour the spirit of the court judgment and provide meals to learners from today!  #SchoolMealsNow #9MillionMeals #FamiliesNeedNSNP Equal Education (EE), Equal Education Law Centre (EELC), and SECTION27 are bitterly disappointed and angry that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has failed to