Quote of the week

It is clear that no legitimate objective is advanced by excluding domestic workers from COIDA.  If anything, their exclusion has a significant stigmatising effect which entrenches patterns of disadvantage based on race, sex and gender…. In considering those who are most vulnerable or most in need, a court should take cognisance of those who fall at the intersection of compounded vulnerabilities due to intersecting oppression based on race, sex, gender, class and other grounds.  To allow this form of state-sanctioned inequity goes against the values of our newly constituted society namely human dignity, the achievement of equality and ubuntu.  To exclude this category of individuals from the social security scheme established by COIDA is manifestly unreasonable.

Victor AJ
Mahlangu and Another v Minister of Labour and Others (CCT306/19) [2020] ZACC 24 (19 November 2020)
8 March 2010

Call for endorsements: Support equal education

CALL FOR ENDORSEMENTS!

SUPPORT EQUAL EDUCATION’S CAMPAIGN FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES!

SUPPORT THIS AS A STEP TOWARDS A MOVEMENT FOR QUALITY AND EQUAL EDUCATION FOR ALL!

Please see the attached memorandum.

We are calling for endorsements from organizations, schools, universities, student societies, youth movements, newspapers, and clubs. All organs of civil society are invited to endorse this memorandum and Equal Education’s Campaign for School Libraries.*

International organizations, schools and civil society can also endorse. Local and international endorsements will be kept on separate lists.

Please fax your endorsement to 086 601 0666 or e-mail it toinfo@equaleducation.org.za ASAP!

This memorandum will be handed over to government at marches in:

–      Cape Town               21 March 2010                071 118 4662

–      Pretoria-Tshwane             26 March 2010                083 407 6047

–      Polokwane                30 March 2010                072 293 8201

Over 15,000 people are expected at the above events.

Over 50,000 people have already signed the individual petition.

Please DONATE to Equal Education today! We need your support!

http://www.equaleducation.org.za/donate/donate-to-ee

With thanks from the whole Equal Education team.

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