Education march to follow uprising route

2012-07-12 14:26

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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  • vmeiring1 - 2012-07-12 14:53

    Let's all march for a better government. Then we'll have it all. The ruling one proofed time and time again that they are not capable to better the normal citizens life. Let now vote right for a better future for our children

  • allen.bullard.9 - 2012-07-12 15:19

    Remember June 16 1976? The exact same thing happened in Soweto. Only that time the students were marching because of Afrikaans medium to be introduced at schools. It was named "Bantu Education". The same thing is happening again, only this time the government is different!This time it's named "No Education". It's time that we insist that all our young people get a quality education that they deserve. For this to happen we need quality teachers. For teachers to teach properly we need absolute discipline - like was metered out to us when we were at school. Discipline, good education, and the ardent desire to learn, one can only imagine how good our Country would be!!!

      allen.bullard.9 - 2012-07-13 08:25

      @Ntuthuko. I can see that you never got a basic education because you cannot comprehend what I wrote. I was not defending Afrikaans you idiot!

  • michangel.justice - 2012-07-12 15:28

    Dont you people see what the anc want to achieve? Keep the nation uneducated so that only an elite few can rule and live in comfort and safety, which only they can afford. The freedom charter has become a meanless piece of paper.Everything we fought for back then is meaningless. The freedom song we sang back then has become meaningless. The masters are enjoying the crop of our harvest, the elites we vote into power, be anc/da/sacp/cope/etc,etc,etc.

  • Beckie Knight - 2012-07-13 05:18

    I wonder how our lives would have been today if we simply learnt how to speak Afrikaans. Better? Perhaps.

  • Beckie Knight - 2012-07-13 05:21

    The example that our so-called leaders are giving to our youth, is an example of perversity, the effects of which no-one can estimate! The reign of democracy is the reign of ignorance, corruption and the most barefaced immorality, under the mask of the most refined hypocrisy - far worse than the workings of any previous government this country and its peoples have had to endure. Democracy is the death of our schools; it is the degradation of our youth under the clever guise of 'human rights'. It is the reign of tyranny and the loss of liberty. While the ignorant believe they are doing a 'good job' they are being deceived and are poisoning the springs of life in our children. Our children are being offered fables, lies, and husks, with which to appease their hunger.

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