Joint statement: Civil society calls on new Minister of Basic Education to fix the School Infrastructure Regulations to ensure children’s safety in public schools

Civil society organisations Equal Education (“EE”), SECTION27, the Equal Education Law Centre (“EELC”), the Legal Resources Centre (“LRC”) are extremely concerned about the Department of Basic Education’s (“DBE”) amended regulations relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure (“School Infrastructure Regulations”). These Regulations, published in the Government Gazette on 27 June 2024, […]

EQUAL EDUCATION SETS OUT ITS EXPECTATIONS OF THE GNU GOVERNMENT FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW MINISTER FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Just before the 2024 national elections and on the 30th anniversary of the first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela’s inauguration, thousands of Equalisers (EE learner members) marched to parliament demanding accountability, transparency, and better service delivery in South Africa’s basic education system. Informed by the track record and manifestos of various political parties who are […]

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Open letter to the incoming government

19 June 2024 Dear Mr President, incoming Minister of Education and MEC of Education in Limpopo As we approach the hour of the inauguration of new government , we Equalisers (Equal Education learner members) from Ga-Mashashane in Limpopo want to reflect on the current unacceptable state of our schools and to repeat the calls we […]