On this special episode Ada and her special guest Silomo Khumalo of Section 27, discuss the illegal deprivation of the right to education by asking two questions:
- When is one deprived of their right to education?
- At what point does such deprivation become illegal in terms of section 29 of the South African Constitution?
To appreciate his story and cause, read his personal life piece online titled: Left in the Dark: A Blind Student’s Story. In this episode Silomo discusses how his organization and firm protects the right to education. We take a look at laws or policies that make provision for the right to education in South Africa? Recent incidents were also touched upon like the demonstration by the Pretoria High School Girls in relation to the right to education, and the amendment by Parktown High School of its hair policies and how it promotes the right to education?
Those two incidents, are discussed to determine how it amounts to a deprivation of the right to education when a school has a hair policy that adversely affects certain children and their ability to attend classes.
This and so much more as you watch this episode.
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