GROW Academy bringing communities into the digital age

On Monday, a group of unemployed school-leavers gathered in Athlone for GROW Academy. This is an initiative by organisations in Cape Town to give people basic information technology skills through a five day training programme called a boot camp.

Veronica Washaya - 18 July 2012

Youths learn about the Constitution and the importance of activism

The Constitutional Literacy and Service Initiative (CLASI) ran a camp for learners from different schools about the Constitution at the District 6 Museum from 2 to 4 July.

Nokubonga Yawa - 18 July 2012

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 24 April 2012