Joint statement: Education activists and schools take Department of Basic Education (DBE) and provincial education departments to court over backtracking on National School Nutrition Programme

Joint statement: Education activists and schools take Department of Basic Education (DBE) and provincial education departments to court over backtracking on National School Nutrition Programme

12 June 2020 Joint statement: Education activists and schools take Department of Basic Education (DBE) and provincial education departments to court over backtracking on National School Nutrition Programme Equal Education…

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Statement: The Budget Justice Coalition reaffirms the need for a rights-oriented budget

Statement: The Budget Justice Coalition reaffirms the need for a rights-oriented budget

Statement: The Budget Justice Coalition reaffirms the need for a rights-oriented budget 21 February 2019, Cape Town – The Budget Justice Coalition notes the irony of a budget handed down…

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UN Committee finds government austerity measures “may further worsen inequalities”

UN Committee finds government austerity measures “may further worsen inequalities”

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 18 October 2018 - Johannesburg United Nations Committee finds government austerity measures in health, education and other public services “may further worsen inequalities” and calls…

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Media Statement: Department of Basic Education argument dismissed in Norms and Standards case

Media Statement: Department of Basic Education argument dismissed in Norms and Standards case

Johannesburg, 19 July 2018 – SECTION27 welcomes the judgment of Acting Judge Msizi in the case of Equal Education v Minister of Basic Education delivered in the Bhisho High Court this morning.

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SECTION27 submission on draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill

SECTION27 submission on draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill

SECTION27 commends the Department of Basic Education (DBE) for taking the pro-active step to amend the basic education legal framework in line with the education jurisprudence as well as other developments to ensure greater access for all learners to a quality basic education.

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VUWANI PROTEST:  A THREAT TO LEARNERS’ RIGHT TO BASIC EDUCATION

VUWANI PROTEST: A THREAT TO LEARNERS’ RIGHT TO BASIC EDUCATION

Giyani, 4 September 2017 – Basic Education for All (BEFA) notes with concern the ongoing threat to the right to basic education of Vuwani learners as a result of the recurring protest action over demarcation issues. These protests have once again forced the shutdown of schools in and around the area.

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Raking through Vuwani schools’ ashes

The Vuwani area resembles a ghost town, filled with scenes of textbook graveyards, charred walls and the remaining skeletons of furniture that once was. Basic Education for All (BEFA) and…

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Right to basic education, Vuwani

This article first appeared on The Daily Maverick All photos by SECTION27. If you had asked most South Africans a fortnight ago where Vuwani was, smart money would be on very…

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