An eye-opening report by the National Education Evaluation and Development Unit (NEEDU) -- which was completed in 2013 but not released by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga -- has been leaked to the press. The Mail & Guardian (M&G) reported on "rampant cronyism, union meddling and teacher appointments that ignore policy", brought to light by the NEEDU report
We are witnessing Xenophobia and Afrophobia in our communities. Xenophobia is a worldwide tendency to blame foreigners and people who are different, instead of confronting the real sources of injustice and impoverishment. What some have termed Afrophobia is a phenomenon whereby vulnerable black and brown migrants from Africa and Asia face resentment and hostility that white tourists and immigrants have never encountered in South Africa.
On Thursday 9 April, 500 Equal Education (EE) members from Nquthu will march to the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Education's office in Pietermartizburg to demand scholar transport. The students, like many others in rural areas, have to walk long distances of up to 24 kilometres a day to get to and from school. We are demanding transport for students in Nquthu, a national policy on school transport, and a conditional grant to fund this.
Yesterday the DBE released a media statement in response to EE protest action taking place from 1-3 April 2015 in Pretoria, Cape Town and Zwelitsha, King William's Town. The DBE statement was an attack on EE. We now respond with the facts, which show that EE has tried every diplomatic manner to secure the Norms and Standards implementation plans from the Minister.
EE DEMANDS MINISTER MOTSHEKGA RELEASE PROVINCIAL IMPLEMENTATION PLANS FOR NORMS AND STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE!
Rhodes was a principal pioneer of the oppressive systems that entrenched racial capitalism in southern Africa long before 1948. Poll taxes, influx control and colonial land tenure policies destroyed black economies and forced black men into cheap migrant labour on the mines and on farms stolen by white settlers.
We are urging all activist learners, parents and community members to drive radical change through SGB's
Equal Education (EE) notes with concern The Sowetan's recent reports that the school sanitation crisis continues six months after the Gauteng Department of Education's (GDE) self-imposed deadline for fixing it