ARTICLES RELATING TO EQUAL EDUCATION

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.

Film highlights plight of KwaZulu-Natal learners' long walk to school

2017-08-07 10:35

More than 150 parents, students and activists have attended the screening of the Equal Education film Long Walk to School at the Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, which highlights the struggles of more than two million learners in KwaZulu-Natal.

Equal Education pickets outside Eastern Cape legislature over bad state of schools

2017-06-08 22:21

Members of Equal Education have held a picket outside the Eastern Cape legislature in Bhisho “to draw the attention” of government to the bad state of the schools in the province.

Equal Education confronts Allan Gray over social grant deductions

2017-04-20 11:48

Equal Education (EE) says research done by investment group Allan Gray has confirmed allegations that Net1, the company which pays social grants through its subsidiary Cash Paymaster Services, is making unauthorised deductions from these grants.

Shift focus from matric results to primary schooling - Equal Education

2017-01-04 13:16

The spotlight on matric results is allowing the crisis in primary school education to remain in the shadows, Equal Education has said, ahead of the release of the Department of Basic Education's Grade 12 pass rate.

8 things you should know about Equal Education's findings in social audit on Cape schools

2016-07-01 12:50

These are eight of the major findings of Equal Education’s social audit on school safety in the Western Cape.

Many schools discourage pupils to write matric exams - Equal Education

2016-01-03 15:24

Equal Education has asked South Africans to spare a thought for those students who had dropped out of schooling before they could even reach matric.

 

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.

Petition launched after damning report on Eastern Cape schools

2017-07-07 06:16

There are schools in the Eastern Cape that still have no access to water, electricity or sanitation.

Thousands of learners march over 'systemic failures in Eastern Cape education'

2017-04-28 13:15

Nearly 2 000 learners from schools in the Eastern Cape have marched to the provincial education department in Zwelitsha, King William’s Town on Freedom Day.

Police in contempt of court - SJC

2017-01-23 20:16

The Social Justice Coalition says that the police minister and several police commissioners are in contempt of court for failing to file responding papers in a court case it brought against them. 

Drop bloated Cabinet, ‘vanity projects' to fund free higher education - EE

2016-09-05 12:08

Government should look to its bloated Cabinet and "vanity projects" as a mechanism to increase its funding for higher education institutions, Equal Education says.

Western Cape MEC dashes past desperate pupils protesting at her home

2016-06-30 16:30

Pupils and activists from Equal Education say a protest outside the Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer's home in an upmarket area was a "move of desperation" as she had apparently ignored their audit on school safety.

Stellar IEB matric results about 'money, resources' - activist group

2015-12-30 15:22

Money and better resources can pave the way to good matric results, an education activist group has said after the IEB reported a 98.30% pass rate in their final year exams.

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