On behalf of Equal Education (EE), the Equal Education Law Centre submitted a comment to the Rules Committee of the National Assemble concerning the potential unconstitutionality of the sub judice rule. As currently constructed, the rule prevents any discussion in Parliament on any matter pending before a court even in instances where matters are of public interest. The submission was prompted when, on, 16 October 2012, EE’s Parliamentary Liason Officer was prevented from discussing legal services, policy developments and school infrastructure as it was the subject of current litigation against the DBE. This consequently silenced EE’s discussion, even though the issue of school infrastructure is a significant matter of public interest.

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