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Silence on basic education

SECTION27 is concerned by the deafening silence in respect of basic education in President Zuma’s state of the nation address (SONA) on Thursday 11 February 2016.  Basic education constitutes the largest portion of planned government expenditure at 16.7 percent and…

SECTION27 Welcomes Motshekga’s comments

Statement: SECTION27 welcomes Minister Motshekga’s forthright comments 25 January 2016, Johannesburg – On 24 January 2016, the City Press reported that the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga recognised the catastrophic state of basic education at an education lekgotla, and…

Textbook provision for SA learners

Textbook Provision for Learners in South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal Judgment in the BEFA Case This article first appeared on the Oxford Human Rights Hub.  Faranaaz Veriava In December 2015, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) in…

Angie reads riot act

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga describes the country’s education system as a “national catastrophe” and a “crisis”. Motshekga read the riot act to her officials and teachers’ unions in a speech delivered during an education lekgotla this past week. This article…

No reconciliation with corruption

No Reconciliation with Corruption! Nelson Mandela Bridge at 10am – Noon Wednesday 16th December Monday 14 December, 2015, Johannesburg: The Unite Against Corruption (UAC) campaign confirms that the peoples’ gathering on Nelson Mandela Bridge is going ahead. We call upon all those affected by…