Section 29 of the Constitution guarantees everyone the right
to a basic education. That is the promise.
In reality, a
radically unequal distribution of resources - related to a history of
systematic discrimination - still makes this constitutional guarantee
inaccessible for large numbers of South Africans.
For details read the entire judgment in MEC FOR EDUCATION IN
GAUTENG PROVINCE AND OTHERS v GOVERNING
BODY OF THE RIVONIA PRIMARY SCHOOL and
OTHERS  ZACC 34] handed down by the Constitutional Court this morning
(3rd October 2013)
The Constitutional Court upheld, in part, an appeal against
a judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal, holding that the Head of Department,
Gauteng Province (HOD) had the power to admit a learner in excess of Rivonia
Primary School’s (the school) admission policy.
The Court declared, however, that the HOD had failed to
exercise that power in a procedurally fair manner.
For more information access the entire judgment from the
website of www.saflii.org.za.
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