Dear citizen of South Africa and/or the world,
On the 20th of November 2012 Equal Education’s (EE) campaign for minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure goes to the Bhisho High Court, in the Eastern Cape. You are invited!
For the past two years EE has picketed, petitioned, held community meetings, written countless letters and spent nights sleeping outside Parliament. Over 100,000 people have signed out petitions and a further 40,000 have marched with us. We have met with Minister Motshekga and written to her often but she has refused to sign minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure. She has gone back on promises and policy commitments to do so. Without decent school infrastructure South African learners will continue to attend schools that are not conducive to learning and are in some cases dangerous.
Schools need libraries, running water, electricity, secure fencing, resourced classrooms and safe toilets!
EE is going to Bhisho with a large delegation of its members to camp outside the High Court for 4 nights. We will be running an activist seminar on the education system packed with organizer training, discussion of important texts, and presentations on the court case and campaign from our legal team and activists. There will be panel discussions, guest speakers, a march from Steve Biko’s grave, pickets outside the Court, and a seminar on the state of rural education in the Eastern Cape.
The programme is available HERE. Please note it is subject to change.
If you are a young person who believes education is important and you want to change education for young people all over South Africa forever – then this is the movement for you! Join us in Bhisho and contribute to the campaign for minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure. Be part of the movement that secures our right to a basic education!