Equal Education

Equal Education concerned about school disciplinary procedures

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[…]

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Undocumented children can access education: Home Affairs

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[…]

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Equal Education meets with WCED over sexual harassment allegations

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[…]

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Palestinian children reinvigorated by CT solidarity

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[…]

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Call to make history compulsory subject

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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