Equal Education welcomes the adoption of Norms and Standards by Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, on Friday 29 November. The adoption of these legally binding Norms and Standards is a major victory for activism, and the result of over three years of sustained campaigning by thousands of Equal Education members and supporters across the country.
Today, on United Nation's World Toilet Day (19 November), Equal Education (EE) is releasing the results of its recent audit of sanitation at over two thirds of the public secondary schools in Tembisa, or 11 schools in total.
Listen to EE's activist seminar from 31 October. Speakers: Ronnie Kasrils and Rob Petersen
Equal Education (EE) welcomes the finding by court appointed curators, the Centre for Child Law (CCL), that "it is overwhelmingly in the [Grootkraal] children's best interests that they continue to attend school at Grootkraal".
Equal Education welcomes the Department of Basic Education's more detailed draft norms and standards, but raises concerns about its timeframes and accountability measures.
A settlement agreement has been reached in the Moshesh Senior Secondary School learners' case against the Eastern Cape Department of Basic Education, school governing body and principal.