Equal Education welcomes the belated release of the report of the Ministerial Task Team (MTT) appointed by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to investigate allegations into the selling of teacher posts by members of teachers' unions and provincial education department officials (the MTT Jobs-for-Cash report). The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is to be applauded for releasing the report in the face of acute resistance, and avoiding attempts to sanitise the findings of the report.
Equal Education is hosting a National Summit on Teaching and Learning to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprisings
Today, the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in CCT 209/15 FEDSAS v MEC for Education, Gauteng and Another.EE welcomes the judgment of the Court, delivered by the formidable Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. In line with this judgment, the default feeder zone regime to which EE has objected will have a limited lifespan -- opening the door for more equitable access to education that does not simply perpetuate race and class privilege along apartheid geographical lines.
Equal Education (EE) members in the Eastern Cape will tomorrow file legal papers in the Bisho High Court at at 1pm, this will be followed by a Press briefing at Qonce High School at 3pm. This legal challenge is aimed at ensuring that the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, makes certain changes to the regulations concerning the minimum Norms and Standards for school infrastructure.
The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, tabled the Department of Basic Education (DBE) 2016/17 Budget Vote on Tuesday, 10 May.
On Thursday, 5 May 2016, the Constitutional Court will hear the matter of FEDSAS v Member of the Executive Council and Head of Department, Gauteng Department of Education (CCT 209/15). Equal Education has been admitted as amicus curiae (friend of the court).
OUR SOCIAL AUDIT HAS THE FACTS: EQUAL EDUCATION WILL TODAY MARCH TO DEMAND SAFER SCHOOLS