REALISING THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA: THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY
Dmitri Holtzman, Executive Director, Equal Education Law Centre
Education remains one of the greatest sites of inequality in South Africa. In spite of the fact that access to education is considered a basic human right, almost twenty years into South Africa’s democracy children from different social backgrounds experience vastly different access to educational resources, thus perpetuating historical disadvantage and deepening inequality. Education has therefore become a key site of struggle for social justice in post-apartheid South Africa. This lunchtime lecture will explore the role of civil society in realising the right to education and will examine the various ways it has (or in some cases has not) risen to the multiple challenges that are required by a comprehensive response to the crisis.
Course code: 1029
Date & time: Monday 27 January 1.00 pm
Tickets are on sale at the door only if seats are available: R86,00; staff & reduced (on production of cards): R45,00.