The indispensable role of progressive civil society

This is COSATU General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi’s, opening address to the Equal Education National Congress in Tembisa on 8 July 2012.

Zwelinzima Vavi

Opinion | 11 July 2012

Education crisis: More than book destruction

In an incredible irony, copies of Alan Paton’s Cry the Beloved Country were among the thousands of books shredded and dumped in what can only be described as an
orgy of destruction in Limpopo.

Terry Bell

Opinion | 11 July 2012

HakiElimu: The hope for education in Tanzania

Mary-Jane Matsolo recently visited Tanzania and met members of an extraordinary education activist movement called HakiElimu.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

Opinion | 11 July 2012

Equal Education picketing for better school infrastructure

Equal Education picketed outside Parliament on 28 June because, the organisation alleges, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has missed her third deadline for filing her answering affidavit in a court case the organisation has brought against her.

Morgan Dzakowic

Brief | 4 July 2012

Thandokhulu High School’s road to success

Thandokhulu High School in Mowbray is a school serving children from townships despite being in a middle-class area. With fewer resources than the other schools in the neighbourhood, Thandokhulu is nevertheless starting to achieve high standards.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 27 June 2012

The Role of White Youth in South Africa’s Struggle Movements

This is a speech given by Doron Isaacs, director of Equal Education, at an Ndifuna Ukwazi seminar on 16 June.

Doron Isaacs

Opinion | 20 June 2012

Witnessing the difference between a South African and US school

The right to education will not be realised as long as there is such massive inequality between schools across the world.

Morgan Dzakowic

Opinion | 20 June 2012

Spending on school infrastructure does matter

It is wrong to say that school funding is not crucial to learner outcomes, argue Rosalind Gater and Doron Isaacs of Equal Education.

Rosalind Gater and Doron Isaacs

News | 25 May 2012

Education Minister opposes Equal Education court case

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has filed a notice to oppose Equal Education’s (EE) court case for minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 24 April 2012