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Hostility between Motshekga & Equal Education continues

The organisation has been fighting for basic norms and standards to be instituted at schools.

FILE: The organisation has been fighting for basic norms and standards to be instituted at schools. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

CAPE TOWN - The battle continues between NGO Equal Education and Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Equal Education has demanded an apology from Motshekga after she labelled the group an organisation of "white adults who mobilise black children".

The organisation has been fighting for basic norms and standards to be instituted at schools.

Equal Education's Yoliswa Dana said, "It's racist because it undermines the energies of young people and it's in direct conflict with the constitution."

But the Basic Education Department's Panyaza Lesufi says these standards have been met in some schools.

"Since 1996 the number of schools without running water has dropped from 9,000 to 1,700 and government is trying to eradicate these services quickly. Since 1996 the number of schools without electricity has dropped from 15,000 to 2,000."