Yearly Archives: 2013

SECTION27 Calls for Emergency Intervention to Address School Infrastructure in Limpopo

The Constitution says:

“Everyone has the right to a basic education.”

Every child the right to dignity and to be protected from neglect and or degradation.

In January 2013 SECTION27, acting on behalf of the parents, the School Governing Body (SGB) and community and the Chief of Madobi village wrote to the Department of Basic National (DBE) and the Limpopo Department of Education (LDE) to request action to address the shocking state of infrastructure at Jaji Secondary School in Vhembe district. This was necessary because the school has been complaining about dilapidated buildings and shortage of classrooms since 2005, but nothing has been done.

Copy of Judgment by Judge Kollapen in North Gauteng High Court

SECTION27 has recently obtained the judgment (see below) handed down on 4 October 2012, by Kollapen J in the North Gauteng High Court. The judgment relates to an application brought by SECTION27, Hanyani Thomo Secondary School and Lutandale Primary School, represented by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS).

Department of Basic Education’s plan to address school furniture backlogs in Limpopo

The Department of Basic Education (“DBE”) provided SECTION27 with a plan to address the school furniture backlog in the province on 15 December 2012. The plan was submitted following a meeting between SECTION27 and the DBE (including the Deputy Minister) and the Limpopo Department of Education to discuss the ongoing education crisis in Limpopo. A copy of the plan submitted by the Department is available below.