In April 2014, SECTION27, representing Basic Education for All (BEFA) made an application to the High Court in Pretoria to force the State to deliver outstanding textbooks to schools in Limpopo. At the time, the Limpopo Department of Education short-delivered at least 793 567 books. SECTION27 and BEFA won this case, but the State has since appealed to the Supreme Court of Appeal.

On 24 November 2015, SECTION27, representing BEFA will argue, in the Supreme Court of Appeal that textbooks are an essential component to the right to basic education.

Below are the Heads of Argument:

Textbooks Heads of Argument

Articles by SECTION27 staff:

Textbooks matter: the state goes to court again – Kate Paterson

Mail&Guardian – It’s best to teach pupils b the book   – Faranaaz Veriava

Daily Maverick – Textbook court case – Faranaaz Veriava

The Conversation – Why textbooks are a crucial part of every childs education journey – Faranaaz Veriava

Polity – BEFA hopes to win textbooks case at the SCA – Faranaaz Veriava

Oxford Human Rights Blog – South African SCA set to hear the Limpopo textbooks case – Faranaaz Veriava

 Sunday Times p1 – Prega Govender

Sunday Times p2  – Prega Govender