Media Statements

Media alert: Launch of Equal Education #NoSpaceForUS campaign and release of our research report on overcrowding in Gauteng’s schools

23 November 2021 Media alert: Launch of Equal Education #NoSpaceForUS campaign and release of our research report on overcrowding in Gauteng’s schools  #NoSpaceForUs #FixOurSchools On Saturday 27 November, Equal Education (EE) in Gauteng will be launching our new campaign and releasing our research report on overcrowding in Gauteng’s schools. Between September 2019 and June 2020,

Media statement: Release of research paper on the basic education budget by the Budget Justice Coalition, ahead of this Thursday’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) #MTBPS2021

9 November 2021 Media statement: Release of research paper on the basic education budget by the Budget Justice Coalition, ahead of this Thursday’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) #MTBPS2021  The Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) is today releasing a research paper on South Africa’s basic education budget. The paper, which is written by BJC members,

Joint media statement: A victory for the rights of learners, as Polokwane High Court orders government to develop better plans to get rid of pit toilets in Limpopo schools

20 September 2021 Joint media statement: A victory for the rights of learners, as Polokwane High Court orders government to develop better plans to get rid of pit toilets in Limpopo schools  #FixOurSchools Equal Education (EE) and the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) welcome the judgment of the Polokwane High Court in the case of

Joint media statement: A victory for KwaZulu-Natal learners as the KwaZulu-Natal Learner Transport Policy is finalised! #LongWalkToSchool

1 September 2021 Joint media statement: A victory for KwaZulu-Natal learners as the KwaZulu-Natal Learner Transport Policy is finalised! #LongWalkToSchool  “Ngizizwa ngijabulile kakhulu ngokuzwa izindaba ezimnandi ngaloluhlobo, ukuthi ngemuva kweminyaka eminingi kangaka sagcina spiphumelela sathola le nqubomgomo eyesifundazwe. Singama lunga ka-Equal Education siyabonga kakhulu noma bekunzima kodwa ubunzima budala impumelelo. Amandla ngawethu! Umzabalazo uyaqhubeka!” –

Joint media statement: Equal Education and Equal Education Law Centre demand a better plan to get rid of pit latrines in Limpopo schools, as we return to court in support of the Komape case

4 August 2021 Joint media statement: Equal Education and Equal Education Law Centre demand a better plan to get rid of pit latrines in Limpopo schools, as we return to court in support of the Komape case  #FixOurSchools #ToiletPaperPromises “When I was still in high school, we only had two Enviro Loos for boys, and

Joint statement: Government must acknowledge its role in creating South Africa’s social crisis and must urgently provide social relief, including bringing back and increasing the COVID-19 relief grant

14 July 2021 Joint statement: Government must acknowledge its role in creating South Africa’s social crisis and must urgently provide social relief, including bringing back and increasing the COVID-19 relief grant Poverty and unemployment in a country with the highest wealth inequality in the world, and a government that fails to respond to the needs

Joint media statement: Education activists and school governing bodies return to court to fight for school meals for learners that education departments have left behind during COVID-19

6 July 2021 Joint media statement: Education activists and school governing bodies return to court to fight for school meals for learners that education departments have left behind during COVID-19 “… When he receives food, it does help because no one is working.”  “We are an impoverished family, so the kids become down and have