'Limpopo school toilets in a state'

A series of legal action is expected to be brought against the education department by Section27.

Toilet. Picture: sxc.hu

JOHANNESBURG - Human rights organisation Section27 said on Thursday its court victory against the Department of Basic Education is the first in a series of legal action that they intend to bring against the department.

The North Gauteng High Court ruled that the department's failure to provide text books to learners in Limpopo is a violation of the basic right to education.

The department has until the middle of next month to deliver the books and implement a six month catch up plan.

Section 27's Mark Heywood said they will take the department to court over the state of toilets at schools in the province.

"The toilets in the schools of Limpopo are not fit for human beings, and unless those toilets are sorted out we will be back at the courts, to argue that a clean and functioning toilet is equally part of basic education."