Media Statements

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

EE and EELC welcome the DBE’s case-by-case approach to managing COVID-19 infections in schools and celebrate announcement of vaccinations for all school staff 

19 June 2021 Joint media statement: Equal Education and Equal Education Law Centre welcome the DBE’s case-by-case approach to managing COVID-19 infections in schools and celebrate the announcement of vaccinations for all school staff  Equal Education (EE) and Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) welcome that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) is taking a careful,

National Council (board) statement: Update on independent investigation into the tragic drowning of Eastern Cape Equaliser Avethandwa Nokhangela

26 May 2021 Equal Education National Council (board) statement: Update on independent investigation into the tragic drowning of Eastern Cape Equaliser Avethandwa Nokhangela The fact-finding process undertaken by the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) will be concluded on Friday, 28 May 2021.   The National Council, Equal Education’s highest governance structure, has appointed an independent panel