Pit toilet deaths a reminder of delayed service delivery – Ramaphosa

2018-08-14 17:40

There are still 3 998 schools across the country that only have pit toilets and a further 3 040 schools with proper sanitation as well as pit toilets that have not been demolished, says the government.

'Education is essential, but not an essential service' – NGO

2018-07-23 17:33

Equal Education says declaring education an essential service undermines the legitimacy of the grievances that teachers try to raise through the right to strike.

Govt delay in fixing poor, unsafe school infrastructure 'unconstitutional' - court

2018-07-19 17:50

The Eastern Cape High Court in Bhisho has ruled that it is unconstitutional and invalid for the government to delay fixing poor and unsafe school infrastructure.

Equal Education meets with WC education department over sexual harassment allegations

2018-05-26 12:06

Madudube said EE had assured the WCED that they had strict sexual harassment policies in place and that they had acted swiftly to address every sexual harassment allegation that has been put before it.

Equal Education denies sexual abuse allegations linked to school children as programmes are halted

2018-05-21 20:33

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer has instructed Equal Education to stop operating in the province's schools until her department holds a meeting with the organisation that has been rocked by sexual misconduct allegations.

Equal Education's Doron Isaacs resigns amid sexual harassment accusation

2018-05-18 20:42

Equal Education's Treasurer Doron Isaacs has resigned on Friday evening.

Treasury considers conditional grants for scholar transport

2018-04-17 20:42

The lack of transport in rural areas is a serious barrier to education, with pupils often having to cross dangerous terrain and threatening situations to get to school, says Equal Education.

Equal Education in court against Motshekga over broken schools

2018-03-16 07:19

Pupils and members of Equal Education have demanded infrastructure plans to prioritise the Eastern Cape's "forgotten schools".

Lwando Mzandisi - a role model in the struggle for social justice

2017-12-14 21:30

Lwando Mzandisi died a few days short of his 26th birthday. His life was short but remarkable, and dedicated to the fight for equality and justice.

KZN pupils head to court over school transport

2017-11-07 07:42

Pupils from 12 schools in KwaZulu-Natal - who brave the weather and crime on their long walk to school every day - are heading to court to support their lawyers who will argue that the provincial government must provide transport for them.


Land expropriation could assist public schools on private land - Equal Education

2018-08-02 19:31

Equal Education says that the SA Schools Act makes provision for schools to be operated on private land through a long-term lease, but that this right is being threatened by farm owners controlling the land.

Judgment on fixing poor, unsafe school infrastructure is a ‘milestone’ – SAHRC

2018-07-20 19:23

A court judgment, which found that it was unconstitutional and invalid for the government to delay fixing poor and unsafe school infrastructure was a "significant milestone", the South African Human Rights Commission has said.

Judge Kathy Satchwell to head inquiry into Equal Education sexual harassment complaints

2018-07-12 17:48

Equal Education's national council has established a panel of respected academics, headed by Judge Kathy Satchwell, to investigate claims of sexual harassment against former treasurer Doron Isaacs.

Equal Education: Request to not have contact with school children is 'broad' and 'unjustified'

2018-05-22 19:27

Equal Education is concerned about Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer's request that its members not engage with pupils in the province.

Equal Education rocked by three resignations amid sexual harassment accusations

2018-05-18 21:46

Doron Isaacs joins former general secretary Tshepo Motsepe and former head of national organising Luyolo Mazwembe, who also resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment earlier this month.

I did not cover for Isaacs - Zackie Achmat on sexual harassment allegations

2018-05-18 15:50

Prominent activist Zackie Achmat has publicly defended himself, saying that no survivor of sexual misconduct has ever approached him with allegations of sexual harassment involving Equal Education's co-founder Doron Isaacs.

Girl’s pit toilet death reveals sad state of school sanitation - NGOs

2018-03-16 16:31

The drowning of five-year-old Lumka Mketwa in a school pit toilet this week has shocked organisations fighting for proper school infrastructure, and has sparked fresh calls for government to do more to eradicate shoddy sanitation altogether.

The fight against the VAT hike is on

2018-02-28 21:00

Several NGOs, trade unions and political parties are gearing up to fight the increase in the VAT rate as well as other taxes.

Twelve schools to receive scholar transport, court rules

2017-11-07 22:31

The KwaZulu-Natal departments of education and transport have to provide scholar transport to 12 schools in Nquthu by April 1, 2018, following a court ruling.

Bicycles not the answer for scholar transport issues - Equal Education

2017-09-15 14:01

Advocacy group Equal Education says the provision of bicycles is not an answer to the call for the roll-out of efficient and safe learner transport in KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa.

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