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.
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