Youth Marches for Norms & Standards

by: Qamar Abbas

June 12, 2013
RTE – Initiatives in other countries

India – Centre for Civil Society , Pratham , ASER centre
South Africa – Equal Education

USA –  ELC New Jersy
On 9 May the Minister wrote to EE asking for an extension on publishing Minimum Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure! Even though the Minister has delayed countless times over the past four years, EE granted a one month extension. The Minister replied and said that she wants another six months to publish the regulations. She wants to delay the process forever.

We can’t wait any longer. We need to fix our schools now!
Please watch this video from our Solidarity Visit to the Eastern Cape –
We are preparing to return to court to force the Minister to do what she promised. To show the Minister how serious we are we are going to hold Youth marches in Pretoria and Cape Town on 17 June 2013. There will be also be a picket in Bhisho, EC on 18 June 2013 outside the High Court.

These marches are for everyone interested in improving the state of schools across the country. Please invite your friends, teachers and parents. Remember to wear your school uniform.

Cape Town
We will meet at the Keizersgracht Street parking lot at 12h00 and march to Parliament.
For more information contact:
Adam Sack on 083 794 1111
Gilbert Pindano on 078 563 9487
Julie Campbell on 076 173 1635

We will meet outside City Hall on Paul Kruger Street at 12h00 and march to the Department of Basic Education.
For more information contact:
Nombulelo Nyathela on 083 780 5079
Brad Brockman on 072 267 8489
Sam Shapiro on 071 874 8621

Eastern Cape
We will meet at the Bhisho High Court at 10am on 18 June and hold a picket there.
For more information contact:
Yoliswa Dwane: 078 184 4921
Ntuthuzo Ndzomo: 0729314343
Sam Shapiro: 071 874 8621