The right to education in South Africa: the struggle continues

SOURCE: NORRAG Special Issue (NSI)
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Soudien, A.Juan
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION, HUMAN RIGHTS, INEQUALITY
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD), Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Office of the CEO (IA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10175

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Abstract

South Africa has, over recent decades, developed an extensive framework of legislation and policy, to give effect to the right to basic education for every child. This paper summarises what has, and has not, been achieved with respect to the right to basic education. It also discusses the efforts of Equal Education (EE) to force the state to comply with its own policy framework as an important civil society initiative.