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:
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
Polity – BEFA hopes to win textbooks case at the SCA – Faranaaz Veriava
Sunday Times p1 – Prega Govender
Sunday Times p2 – Prega Govender