The urgent case to ensure that meals are provided to over 9 million learners who qualify for the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday. Rights group, Equal Education (EE) and two Limpopo school governing bodies lodged the application against the[…]
The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) has over the last six months noticed a growing trend of procedural discrepancies within school disciplinary processes in South Africa. The circumventing of, and discrepancies in, disciplinary procedures within schools poses a threat to children’s fair access to education and development, according to the[…]
Education advocacy organisation Equal Education has raised concerns over the number of undocumented children in South Africa being denied access to the South African schooling system. Globally, about one fourth of children younger than five have not had their births registered and, in sub-Saharan Africa, only 43% of births are[…]
Some “no-fee” schools are insisting parents pay once-off fees – turning away Grade R pupils whose parents can’t afford to pay, GroundUp reports. South African schools are divided into five categories, known as quintiles. The quintiles range from the poorest to the least poor, with quintile 1 being the poorest[…]
Equal Education says public schools situated on private land may be under threat because of land expropriation. In a statement issued on Thursday, the organisation said the South African Schools Act makes provision for schools to be operated on private land through a long-term lease, but that this right is[…]
Equal Education (EE) members have met with various role players from the Western Cape Education Department to discuss the recent developments around allegations of sexual harassment within the organisation and their ongoing work in the province. The organisation said they now had three separate processes currently running to investigate allegations[…]
On Friday, education rights group Equal Education (EE) Western Cape will mobilise hundreds of activists for a mass march calling for police to improve safety at schools and in communities. The organisation has been consistently campaigning for equitable police resources to be deployed in crime and gang infested communities, but[…]
By Yaseen Kippie An emotional atmosphere gripped the audience at Darul Islam High School hall on Thursday as learners were visited by a group of Palestinian children activists, who are visiting Cape Town as part of the Shamsaan Pals4Peace tour. Learners from Darul Islam Primary and High Schools, as well[…]
By Abubaker Abrahams Education activists and trade unions believe concerns around the safety of learners and teachers in gang affected communities are not being handled with urgency. This comes in the wake of increased gang violence in high risk areas of the Cape Flats, such as Manenberg, Hanover Park, Lavender[…]
As South Africans celebrate youth month, advocacy group Equal Education is calling for history to be made compulsory for Grade 4 to 12 pupils, and for a review of the history curriculum. The group’s two-day national teaching and learning summit, which was held in Joburg under the theme “40 Years[…]
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