Court vindicates the rights of learners to safe and decent school infrastructure #EndTreeSchools

Court vindicates the rights of learners to safe and decent school infrastructure #EndTreeSchools

Johannebsurg – 4 February 2019.  The School Governing Body of Makangwane Secondary School has been vindicated in the judgment delivered by Judge Semenya of the Limpopo High Court on 1…

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How many children must die before Government acts?

How many children must die before Government acts?

A statement from Basic Education for All (BEFA), SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) We are horrified and angry at media and Department of Basic Education reports that five…

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It’s time to make safe school sanitation a national priority  

It’s time to make safe school sanitation a national priority  

President Ramaphosa, we require a more precise definition of what “not fit for purpose” means. Do schools with collapsing brick and mortar cubicles qualify within this category?

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Blind and partially sighted children across South Africa finally have a chance at accessing braille textbooks.

Blind and partially sighted children across South Africa finally have a chance at accessing braille textbooks.

Following six years of persistent and ongoing engagement between the Minister of Basic Education, SECTION27 and our clients; the South African National Council for the Blind, the National Braille Authority and School Governing Bodies of schools

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Launch of the SAFE initiative: Proof will be in the pudding

Launch of the SAFE initiative: Proof will be in the pudding

The DBE’s approach to issues of school sanitation and infrastructure more broadly have been far more obstructive than the SAFE Initiative might suggest. The difficulties of unsafe school sanitation are not new. Together with community-based organisation Basic Education for All (BEFA), SECTION27 has consistently raised the challenges with the DBE as far back as 2012. In this time we have seen no real urgency or political will to mitigate this emergency. And we have seen the urgency of the situation intensify.

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