Thousands of members of Equal Education in Nquthu, Kwa-Zulu Natal, walk more than 10km to school each day, encountering dangerous conditions and arriving at school too tired to focus. The EELC has provided legal support and advice to Equal Education in the campaign for the realisation of scholar transport – a component of the right to basic education – in Nquthu and nationally.
On 23 October 2015 a significant victory was one when the National Scholar Transport policy was finally adopted. In addition, in November, the KZN Department of Education began providing transport to learners at 3 school in Nquthu.
The EELC continues to represent EE in the struggle for scholar transport for all, with the immediate goals of providing a critical analysis of the national policy, and ensuring that the provisioning of transport in Kwa-Zulu Natal is extended to all learners walking long or dangerous routes.
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