The SA Human Rights Commission and rights activists have called for the eradication of pit latrines at schools after a child died in one this week.
More than 100 pupils have to share a single toilet at over half of the high schools in Tembisa, found nongovernmental organisation Equal Education.
New infrastructure norms allow far too long to eliminate vast gaps between schools.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has gazetted new norms and standards for school infrastructure but will have 17 years to implement it.
Helen Zille’s defence of Angie Motshekga relies on straw targets and dodgy logic.
Deputy general secretary of Equal Education Doron Isaacs responds to DA leader Helen Zille's support of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.
An estimated 1.5-million pupils in South Africa are not at school – and it is not difficult to see why.
Equal Education says it won in this settlement with the basic education minister, while the department says it was the one vindicated with the ruling.
Moves to discredit Equal Education tend to mobilise civil society rather than weaken it, writes Faranaaz Veriava.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga should apologise publicly for a "racist" statement she made last week, says Equal Education.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has no intention of retracting her department's blistering attack on rights organisation Equal Education.
The basic education department accused Equal Education of being dishonest and patronising by "organising black African children with half-truths".
Pupils and Equal Education marched to demand that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga publish norms and standards on school infrastructure.
Does Angie Motshekga sincerely intend to ever publish the school norms and standards?
Judge agrees to urgent hearing after minister misses the agreed deadline for educational norms.
An Eastern Cape judge has agreed to treat Equal Education's new court application against the basic education minister as urgent.
We track Equal Education's two-year battle to get Angie Motshekga to publish norms for school infrastructure - a fight that is not over yet.
Equal Education has been preparing papers to go back to court over norms and standards for school infrastructure, says the NGO.
Equal Education is giving Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga another month to promulgate norms and standards for school infrastructure.
Equal Education has given Angie Motshekga until close of business on Friday to agree to a month's extension to publish the norms and standards plan.