Thursday 13 June

Joint statement: Fochville Community Members and SECTION27: The powers of SGBs must not be abused to deny equal access to education!

On Thursday 9 May 2013 the Constitutional Court will hear the case of MEC for Education, Gauteng and others v Rivonia Primary School and others (“Rivonia case”).

This case revolves around a dispute concerning the balance of power between the Gauteng Department of Education (“GDE”) and the School Governing Body (“SGB”). Central to the case is the validity of an instruction by the GDE to the SGB to override its admission policy and to admit an additional learner to Rivonia Primary School.