Streaming issues? Report here
money-show-thumbnailjpg
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Tonight with Lester Kiewit
See full line-up
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

Lack of documentation should not block any child's access to education

3 July 2019 5:26 PM
Tags:
South African Human Rights Commission SAHRC
Education
SAHRC
Centre for Child Law
Learners who are unable to provide ID documentation are being removed from schools, says the Centre for Child Law.

A legal fight is underway, spearheaded by the Centre for Child Law, which seeks to secure the right of undocumented learners to access to basic education.

The centre has applied to the High Court for an order that no learner may be excluded from a public school on the basis that he or she does not have the required documents.

The Department of Education system requires that the ID numbers, passport numbers or permit numbers of learners are put into the system in order for them to receive an education.

Alexandra Klonarides, Attorney - The Centre for Child Law

Learners who are unable to provide that information are accepted into a school provisionally and given three months to obtain the necessary documents.

If not, you are removed from the school...and that is happening.

Alexandra Klonarides, Attorney - The Centre for Child Law

Klonarides says being undocumented doesn't only affect foreign children, it also affects South African children.

There's a lot of barriers to South African children receiving their documentation.

Alexandra Klonarides, Attorney - The Centre for Child Law

Section 29 of the South African Constitution states that everyone has the right to a basic education.

On Tuesday The South African Human Rights Commission was admitted as a friend of the court in this ground breaking case.

Listen to the full interview below:


3 July 2019 5:26 PM
Tags:
South African Human Rights Commission SAHRC
Education
SAHRC
Centre for Child Law

More from Local

180308 gavel-2-genericjpg

Deputy accuses Cape Judge President of gross misconduct in formal complaint

21 January 2020 4:44 PM

The deputy of Western Cape High Court judge president John Hlophe alleges that her boss tried to influence judicial appointments.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

school-lerners-girl-pupil-shoes-black-uniformjpg

Over 1,000 learners still need placement in Cape schools, says WCED

21 January 2020 3:56 PM

WCED spokesperson Bronagh Hammond says school placements have not yet been finalised due to late enrolment and no-shows.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

saps+police+gun+badge+xgold+2012+south+african+police+services.png

JP Smith denies claims of cover-up over footage of SAPS officer shot by City cop

21 January 2020 1:32 PM

The City of Cape Town says it has handed over CCTV footage linked to the killing of a South African Police Service (SAPS) officer.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

150609NeilAggett.jpg

Frank Chikane describes the last time he saw Neil Aggett alive in police custody

21 January 2020 11:27 AM

Struggle stalwart Frank Chikane was detained at the same time as Dr Neil Aggett. He recalls how brutally they were treated by police.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Children river rafting adventure 123rflifestyle 123rf

Legal tips and questions to check before signing your child's indemnity form

21 January 2020 7:59 AM

Senior Associate at Webber Wentzel Justin Malherbe explains the scope of indemnity forms and what to look for in the fine print.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

steve-fataar-facebook-picjpg

Roger Lucey remembers the life of SA music legend Steve Fataar

20 January 2020 3:17 PM

Renowned guitarist Steve Fataar died in the early hours of Saturday morning, just hours after performing at a gig in Durban.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Herman Mashaba

Our movement for change is coming! - Mmusi Maimane

20 January 2020 1:16 PM

"… we are definitely going to participate in the 2021 local government elections...," says former Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190227hospjpg

10 babies die from drug-resistanct bacteria at Tembisa Hospital

20 January 2020 1:02 PM

Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku says the cause is overcrowding andTembisa neonatal ICU has 40 beds and over 90 babies.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Parktown Boys

SAHRC to represent Mpianzi family in lawsuit against Parktown Boys, Edu dept

20 January 2020 12:55 PM

The teenager drowned at an orientation camp in the North West last week and his body was later found in the Crocodile River.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

kwahlelo-tiwane-twin-boy-abductedjpg

Police search for twin baby boy abducted by fake social worker

20 January 2020 11:54 AM

A woman claiming to be a social worker approached a Khayelitsha mom last week and abducted one of her twin boys.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward