In a judgment handed down this week, Equal Education has successfully been confirmed as a friend of the court in the matter of Komape v Minister of Basic Education and Others. The judgment dismisses the state's opposition to Equal Education's intervention, affirming the importance of the constitutional issues at stake in this tragic case.
Equal Education is hosting a National Summit on Teaching and Learning to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprisings
On Friday 17 June and Saturday 18 June 2016, Equal Education is convening a national Teaching and Learning Summit in Johannesburg. The summit is in commemoration of the 40 year anniversary of the 1976 student uprisings, and it is themed "40 Years Since '76, The Struggle for Quality Education Continues"
On Monday, 13 June 2016, at the request of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Equal Education (EE) will be making submissions to the SAHRC's national investigative hearing on the right to basic education and the right to protest
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.
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.