Motheo Brodie | Unsafe school environments undermine children’s right to education

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unsafe and undignified Toilets at a high school in Giyani, Limpopo Photo: section27
unsafe and undignified Toilets at a high school in Giyani, Limpopo Photo: section27

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The prevalence of hazardous and dilapidated school infrastructure is ubiquitous among South African public schools. Despite the existence of regulations relating to the minimum uniform norms and standards for public school infrastructure, which outline what a school should look like, thousands of pupils are forced to attend school in an unsafe environment.

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