Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday was a holiday - it was Youth Day in South Africa - a day to commemorate the Soweto Uprising in 1976 and the young people of South Africa who demanded an end to Bantu education. Equal Education, an NGO working to improve the public education system in South Africa (where one of our students, Maddie, has been interning) organized a protest outside of Parliament, and many of our students participated.  They demanded that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga immediately publish quality Minimum Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure. Minister Motshekga has delayed publishing the regulations since she became minister in 2009. Here is a link to the memorandum which Maddie drafted as part of her work for Equal Education: .

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