Access to quality education should not depend on your address. The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) is attempting to disrupt legacies of apartheid geography through proposed amendments to provincial admission regulations.
The proposed amendments follow a Constitutional Court judgment in 2016 in which the EELC represented Equal Education (EE) as a friend of the court. EE highlighted the manner in which the current feeder zone determination reinforces racial disparities in access to education.
While EE and the EELC have critiqued aspects of the proposed amendments, we welcome the shift in the approach of the GDE in re-imagining spatial justice and equity in education access through new criteria for determining the feeder zone of a school.
Read more on EE and the EELC's joint submission HERE.