In July 2015 it came to the EELC’s attention that hundreds of learners in the poor Western Cape community of Dunoon had not been placed in schools for the academic year. Desperate parents had begun running informal classes in a temporary structure erected by the Western Cape Department of Education (WCED). The EELC intervened on behalf of Equal Education and the community members to assist with ensuring learners would receive formal schooling.

After several meetings with the WCED, it was agreed that registration days would be held and the temporary school would be formally constituted. The EELC is continuing to insist on adequate planning for provisioning of access to schools in the Western Cape, and is following up on planning for Du Noon learners in the 2016 academic year.