After wide consultation by EE amongst our members, EE and its legal representatives the Legal Resources Centre have today written to the Minister offering a one-month extension for the promulgation of the Norms and Standards to 15 June 2013.
Lerato is bringing the application together with her parents and with the support of Equal Education. The application is being brought against the Free State Education Department and Lerato's school, Leseding Technical High, for the blatant and perverse violation of Lerato's right to freedom of religion and a basic education. The application will be heard on Friday, 17 May 2013.
Equal Education, represented by the Equal Education Law Centre, has filed an urgent application in the Free State High Court to ensure a Rastafarian learner's return to school.
Yesterday a group of eminent South Africans, led by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, visited 4 schools in the Eastern Cape. They found 135 learners in one Grade 9 class and a school where 836 share one tap.
On the first day of the Eastern Cape Schools Solidarity Visit delegates encountered gross overcrowding, deplorable ablution facilities and furniture and textbook shortages.
Today at a press conference in Cape Town, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba and Sindiwe Magona announced the Eastern Cape Schools Solidarity Visit.
Today Archbishop Thabo Makgoba will host a press conference at his Chambers in Cape Town to announce the 'Eastern Cape Schools Solidarity Visit'.
Tomorrow Equal Education, IkamvaYouth and the South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) will hold its annual Career Indaba. Businesses, nongovernmental organisations, professionals, tertiary institutions and Further Education and Training colleges will present their establishments to grade 8-12 learners from Khayelitsha, Nyanga, Strand, Kraaifontein and surrounding areas.
On Monday, 22 April 2013, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba will host a press conference at his Chambers in Cape Town. He will announce the 'Eastern Cape Schools Solidarity Visit' aimed at raising awareness about the school infrastructure crisis and the need for quality Minimum Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure.
Sikhokele Diniso, a grade 10 Rastafarian learner from Siphamandla High School in Khayelitsha, who was unlawfully excluded from school last month by the principal because of his dreadlocks, has been allowed to return to school.
In new research published today Equal Education makes clear that education cannot legally be declared an essential service in South Africa.
On Wednesday, 20 March 2012, Equal Education will hold its last public hearing on Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's draft Minimum Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure in Cape Town. The public hearing will be chaired by Justice Zak Yacoob.
EE invites every interest person to public hearings we are holding around the country. These will give the public a chance to give input on Minister Motshekga's Draft Minimum Norms & Standards for School Infrastructure. The publci hearings will enable you to make your own submission to the Minister, which must be done before 31 March 2013.
Read the resolution passed at Equal Education's last Secretariat meeting on 10 March 2013. It covered issues including teacher absenteeism, the unity of COSATU and the campaign for Minimum Norms and Standards.
The Constitutional Court has admitted Equal Education (EE) as a "friend of the Court" in a court case that will decide whether school governing bodies can suspend pregnant learners. The Free State Department of Education appealed to the Constitutional Court after a Supreme Court of Appeal judgment that significantly hampered the Department's ability to quickly and efficiently intervene when unlawful school governing body policies deny learners access to their schools.
Equal Education and the Centre for Child Law, has filed an application in the Constitutional Court for admission as amici curiae (friends of the court) in the upcoming Rivonia Primary School appeal case. The case will be heard by the Constitutional Court on 9 May 2013.