Equal Education in South Africa secures a victory in its campaign for school infrastructure

Equal Education (EE) an organization advocating for quality and equality in the South African education system, represented by the Legal Resources Centre, secured a crucial victory in the campaign for minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure in South Africa. In an out of court settlement, recorded by the Court, concluded in person between the Equal Education leadership and legal team and Minister Motshekga in Pretoria, Minister Motshekga agreed to work on regulations to create binding minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure.

A grantee and close partner of Open Society Foundations since their inception four years ago, Equal Education describe the latest development as “an historic victory for Equal Education and our members, the thousands of people who stood behind us, and the millions of South African children who stand to benefit from better school infrastructure.

The court case followed a two-year campaign across the country to force the Minister of Basic Education to set a basic standard for school infrastructure and advance equality in the South African education system which would ensure that every student has access to an environment that is safe and conducive to learning. Tens of thousands of people have joined the different forms of the extensive campaign throughout the country as well as online (for more information on the campaign, see our previous article)

You can watch Equal Education`s powerful advocacy video here:

For more information on EE please visit: www.equaleducation.org.za


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