Education march to follow uprising route

2012-07-12 14:26
Children in a school in the Eastern Cape (File, Die Burger)

Children in a school in the Eastern Cape (File, Die Burger)

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Johannesburg - A march for better education is underway in Tembisa on the East Rand on Thursday, advocacy group Equal Education (EE) said.

It said in a statement earlier that all EE delegates, observers and other EE supporters would take part.

The march is to demand that norms and standards were finalised immediately for school infrastructure, and that a judicial commission of inquiry into textbook tendering be appointed.

"Tembisa holds special significance for EE and the struggle for education," the non-government body said

Pupils gathered in Tembisa in 1976 to demand solidarity with the Soweto uprising, and EE would march from Tembisa High School on the same route that was followed in 1976.

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