Some Eastern Cape learners walk 20km to and from school. Every day.

15,000 learners who need transport are not getting it. And from next year there’ll be 22,000 more.


News | 25 November 2022

No school fees? Then no matric dance!

Some schools are trying to stop learners going to the dance because their parents haven’t paid school fees. This is illegal

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Opinion | 15 November 2022

Cape Town mother has to beg for money to buy nappies for her disabled son

15-year-old Donnel, who has hydrocephalus, wants to go to school


News | 15 November 2022

Kariega school opens five years after construction started

Eastern Cape Department of Education blames delays on protests


Brief | 14 November 2022

Gqeberha is losing the war on dumping

Nearly 2,000 illegal dumpsites in Nelson Mandela Bay


Brief | 11 November 2022

Cikizwa is going to school at last

Education department steps in after GroundUp article


News | 10 November 2022

Principal called to account after matrics miss exam

Department of Basic Education says the principal “misdirected the province [Gauteng] that there was a protest in the area”


Brief | 9 November 2022

Dreams deferred for matriculants who can’t get IDs

Without an identity document, hopes of further study are dashed


News | 8 November 2022

Equal Education challenges new Western Cape act in court

Concern about the establishment of donor schools, collaboration schools, and intervention facilities


Law | 4 November 2022

Learners with disabilities must get a place in school

Support should be provided to those who enroll in ordinary public schools


Opinion | 3 November 2022

Rubbish piles up outside Gqeberha primary school

Illegal dump hasn’t been cleared since March


Brief | 2 November 2022

In it to win it – Joe Slovo learners head to world robotics championship

“Robo47” designed at Sinenjongo High School can pick up a ball and throw it


News | 25 October 2022

Remembering Yoliswa Dwane

Fierce, intense, principled: Equal Education would not have been possible without her


Obituary | 24 October 2022

Yoliswa Dwane, co-founder of Equal Education, has died

Under her leadership the organisation ran widely acclaimed campaigns to improve school infrastructure and install libraries in township schools


Obituary | 21 October 2022

Gauteng learners crammed into classrooms but department says there’s no crisis

Some learners are being taught under trees


News | 18 October 2022

Court orders compensation of R375,000 to families of learners who drowned on school outing

Judge finds that “insufficient steps were taken to safeguard the learners”


News | 17 October 2022