The court order in the matter between SIAMISI MOTHEO/MAAK DIE FONDASIE REG/LUGISA UMGANGATHO & 47 OTHERS and the VELA LANGA PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY & 4 OTHERS has been finalised. Please…
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.
The judgment of the Eastern Cape High Court, handed down on 3rd August 2012, is a groundbreaking vindication of the state’s duties to ensure children have a basic education.
SECTION27 salutes the Centre for Child Law, a number of School Governing Bodies from schools in the Eastern Cape and their legal team, the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), for this important victory for the rights of learners to learn and teachers to teach.