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Black youth can’t wait until tomorrow

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Build infrastructure to support the fourth industrial revolution

Technology has the potential to solve many of the country’s social problems such as electricity production and the eradication of pit latrines

Michael Komape’s family awarded R1.4m in damages by appeal court

Supreme Court of Appeal says the attitude of the education authorities “to be deprecated in the strongest possible terms”

Can the law compensate for grief ?

How do the courts ensure proper compensation for the loss of Uyinene Mrwetyana and Michael Komape

The law and the horror of the death of Michael Komape

The Supreme Court of Appeal this week heard argument on why the law, as it now stands, is inadequate to compensate the Komape family

Financial compensation for grief and sorrow?

The death of Michael Komape has ignited debate on whether or not the common law should be developed to include damages for grief

Limpopo’s number of pit toilets don’t add up

​Polly Boshielo, the Limpopo MEC for education, has committed to eliminating pit toilets in the province by the end of this financial year

#WorldToiletDay: Give pupils dignity and safety by providing toilets

Poor facilities rob pupils and teachers of basic rights and also lead to absenteeism and drop-outs

Equal Education: Ramaphosa’s #SAFEInitiative is ‘ironic’

The civil society organisation has called the initiative 'ironic' in light of government’s stalling of infrastructure delivery

Michael Komape family to appeal

Section 27 will asking Judge Gerrit Muller to grant the family leave to appeal and for the appeal to be heard at the Supreme Court of Appeal

Law demands creative rethinking

The outcome of the Michael Komape case illustrates the need for judges to break new ground to realise the democratic contract

Understanding the Michael Komape judgment

It’s a setback for the family, but it will help the campaign to end pit toilets in schools

Motshekga airs basic education’s infrastructure budget woes

During the department's budget vote speech, the minister emphasised that budget cuts will make it difficult to deliver safe infrastructure

No relief for the Komape family

The judge dismissed their R2-million claim for constitutional damages, saying justice would be better served if all pupils had safe toilets

Michael Komape’s family likely to appeal dismissal of claim – lawyer

Michael's parents lodged several claims against the Basic Education Department after their five-year-old drowned in a pit latrine in 2014

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