Equal Education to Open National Congress in Tembisa

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This Sunday, 8 July 2012, Equal Education (EE) will open its National Congress with a function in Tembisa, Gauteng. The opening event will celebrate the start of EE’s first National Congress that will transform EE into a mass-based, internally democratic movement.

At the opening event delegates will be addressed by Khutso Mmapheto, an equaliser, and Doron Isaacs, the coordinator of EE.

The following week congress delegates will attend sessions at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) that will focus on youth and politics at both a global and local level. The sessions will be led by invited speakers including Barbara Hogan and Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola.  

EE’s highest decision-making body, the EE board, was appointed when the organisation was started four years ago. The guidance of the board has been indispensable to the growth of EE. However, next week the congress delegates will nominate and vote in new leadership. Learners, EE staff, post-school youth, librarians, parents and teachers from around the country will shape EE’s future.

The congress will end with a march in Tembisa on Thursday, 12 July 2012.

Members of the press are invited to attend the opening event at Sam Hlalele Hall, Cetshwayo Khoza Street, Tembisa at 19h00.

For more information please contact Yoliswa Dwane on 072 342 7747 or Lelethu Kiti on 074 328 0034

For more information on the congress programme and to arrange entry into the sessions please contact Kate Wilkinson on 082 326 5353