[LISTEN] Authorities vow to tackle impact of violent protests on education

702's John Robbie speaks to Basic Education for All's Tebogo Sephakgamela about what they hope to achieve during three-day hearings with the SAHRC into the effect violent protests have on scholars’ rights to basic education.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)'s three-day hearings into the effect that protests have on the right to access basic education in the country is currently underway.

Advocacy group, Basic Education for All, hopes the hearings will yield solutions and won't just be a 'shop talk'.

Over recent years, protesters have vandalised schools and set them on fire over service delivery-related issues.

In the most recent protests, which took place in Vuwani, Limpopo, residents of the village targeted the schools, which saw over 20 institutions being burned down.

Listen to the Soundcloud above as 702's John Robbie speaks to National Coordinator of Basic Education for All, Tebogo Sephakgamela.

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