Equal Education has accepted an invitation to present at the United Front Preparatory Assembly being held in Johannesburg on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 December. We will give a brief overview of the challenges facing quality and equal schooling in South Africa, and will explain our work.
On this World AIDS Day, Equal Education (EE) is donating R50,000 to the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). This is part of a global response to the financial situation TAC finds itself in
Today and tomorrow, 24-5 November, all nine education MECs will meet with Minister Angie Motshekga. DBE Spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga has said that sanitation and infrastructure are on the agenda. This is significant as it is only five days before 29 November, by when all MECs will have to submit their plans to implement the Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure to Minister Motshekga.
Equal Education (EE) is celebrating World Toilet Day today by releasing the results of its social audit of the sanitation conditions of 48 schools serving about 50,000 students in Tembisa. The day marks exactly one year since EE publicly launched its campaign to improve school sanitation in Gauteng.
It is with great concern that we learnt of the shooting of Andile Lili, chairperson of the Ses'khona People's Rights Movement, outside his house in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on Wednesday night. He is reportedly in a critical condition.
Over 2000 Equal Education (EE) members will be marching to the Western Cape Provincial Legislature on Friday 31 October, where they will hold a rally against educational inequality. Speeches, describing a wide range of challenges facing schools will be made by equalisers from across the Cape Peninsula, and a memorandum will be handed to MEC for Education Debbie Schafer.
Yesterday, the Minister of Finance Mr Nene delivered his first Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS). We welcome the small increases provided in the MTBPS, however these will not be enough to meet the targets and deadlines set by the norms and standards for school infrastructure.
Equal Education would like to wish the matrics of 2014 all the best ahead of their matric exams starting this week. We know that many of these learners are banking on these results to open up opportunities for them in Higher Education and Training, in various learnerships and even some form of employment.