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.
Equal Education (EE) and the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) have sent a shadow report to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education highlighting key aspects of the Department's successes and failures during the last financial year (2013/2014).
Equal Education in partnership with Ingqangi project is looking for graduates or university students in the Eastern Cape to volunteer and tutor learners in underprivileged schools. This is an opportunity for young graduates and SA citizens who care about education to make an impact in improving learner outcomes of learners in rural areas
Statement issued by EE, TAC, SJC, EE Law Centre, Section27, Ndifuna Ukwazi
Dissolve the Arms Procurement Commission! Launch a full and transparent criminal investigation! Prosecute all implicated in wrongdoing!
Today more than 2 000 students and parent members of Equal Education (EE) marched to the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) in central Johannesburg to demand decent and dignified sanitation in Gauteng schools. A memorandum was handed over to Gauteng MEC for Education Mr. Panyaza Lesufi, who used the opportunity to announce major improvements to school sanitation that stand to benefit around 600 000 working class and poor students in Gauteng. This is a hard-won victory for Equal Education's year-long activism on this issue.
Thousands of Equal Education (EE) members will be marching to the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) offices at 111 Commissioner Street in Johannesburg to demand decent and dignified sanitation in Gauteng schools, particularly on the East Rand. The march will start at 11 AM at the Beyers Naude Square opposite the Gauteng Legislature and proceed to the Gauteng Department of Education where a memorandum will be handed over to Gauteng MEC for Education Mr. Panyaza Lesufi at 12 pm.