DA launches court action to compel full-time schooling
The regulations which prevent some children from attending school every day of the week are unconstitutional as they limit the rights to basic education, a child’s best interest and equality, the DA argues.
The DA has launched a court application which seeks to ensure that children attend school every day of the week. Stock photo.The regulations which prevent some children from attending school every day of the week are unconstitutional as they unjustifiably limit the rights to basic education, a child’s best interest and equality.
The DA said about 80% of schoolchildren were being denied half their schooling, on the assumption that this is somehow beneficial to them.The application is in two parts, with part A set to be heard urgently on February 8.The regulations the party is challenging are that a primary school cannot return to traditional attendance if that school cannot guarantee that pupils can remain 1m apart, and in the case of high schools, 1.5m apart.Read more: Sowetan LIVE »
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26 January 2022 - 17:35 Ernest Mabuza Journalist The DA has launched a court application which seeks to ensure that children attend school every day of the week.ANC says Fritz is being protected after DA premier Alan Winde rejects calls for alleged misconduct to be discussed in the National Council of Provinces 26 January 2022 - 13:38 Philani Nombembe Western Cape community safety MEC Albert Fritz has been placed on suspension.Former DA Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi is a new addition to ActionSA.Currently, some schools are still using rotational timetabling, otherwise they cannot adhere to the Covid-19 social distancing requirements because of the large number of pupils.
Stock photo. Image: SAMORN TARAPAN/123rf. Premier Alan Winde suspended Fritz on Sunday after “serious allegations pertaining to the conduct of minister Albert Fritz were brought to my attention”.com The regulations which prevent some children from attending school every day of the week are unconstitutional as they unjustifiably limit the rights to basic education, a child’s best interest and equality. The former DA Midvaal mayor was announced as an ActionSA member on Monday. The DA made this submission in an application filed before the high court in Pretoria on Wednesday in which it seeks to compel schools to open fully, immediately. Fritz subsequently stepped down as provincial leader of the DA. The party said more than 80% of South African schools are still operating on a rotational basis, whereby each child attends school half the time, on alternate days or weeks. Part B of the application – which the DA says can be heard at a later stage – should review the various regulations and directions that the DA says has made it impossible for primary school pupils to attend school normally.
The DA said about 80% of schoolchildren were being denied half their schooling, on the assumption that this is somehow beneficial to them. “I have initiated a full investigation which must proceed on an unhindered basis. Baloyi said some of the biggest problems in the DA, during his tenure, came from the parliamentary caucus. At present, children at richer primary schools can go to school every day. Children attending poorer primary schools can only go to school every second day, or second week.” On Wednesday, ANC provincial executive committee member Sifiso Mtsweni accused the DA of protecting Fritz, saying “the DA harbours within its ranks sex pests and sex offenders, including perpetrators of gender-based violence (GBV). DA federal leader John Steenhuisen The application is in two parts, with part A set to be heard urgently on February 8. You must have a thick skin for this thing and I’m nobody’s victim. In part A, the DA asks the court to declare that, until determination of part B of the application, primary and high schools must continue to enforce social distancing to the best of their abilities, without reducing the number of pupils they teach, or altering school days and hours. “Instead of playing this role effectively, he is alleged to be a perpetrator of sexually molesting women in exchange for work and other favours.” He says: The results [are] that children of rich parents are getting a full basic education, while children of poor parents get half an education.
In part B, the DA wants the court to review and set aside regulations that make it impossible for primary schools to fulfil the right to a basic education. The regulations the party is challenging are that a primary school cannot return to traditional attendance if that school cannot guarantee that pupils can remain 1m apart, and in the case of high schools, 1. “Instead of Winde strictly adhering to the principles of the rule of law by ensuring appropriate law enforcement agencies deal with this matter, he continues to recklessly undermine the efforts to fight GBV through managing internal politics in the DA.5m apart. In an affidavit filed before the court on Wednesday, DA federal leader John Steenhuisen said the question in the application was whether all children should receive the basic education guaranteed in the constitution. Reagen Allen, DA Western Cape spokesperson on community safety, dismissed the ANC’s comments as opportunistic. “At present, children at richer primary schools can go to school every day. Another regulation is an August Gazette by Motshekga that allowed for the return of primary school pupils full-time if schools could safely accommodate all the pupils and adhere to the health regulations.
Children attending poorer primary schools can only go to school every second day, or second week. “Rather than respecting the request for confidentiality of whistle-blowers and despite the fact that the investigation is ongoing, the ANC has requested the matter be played out on a national platform in the National Council of Provinces, even though this is not within their mandate. “This is a clear violation and infringement of children’s constitutional rights. It will stunt their learning, perhaps permanently,” he said. The allegations are of a serious and deeply personal nature. Steenhuisen said the reason given for social distancing in schools was that it was designed to stop the spread of Covid-19. He said stopping children going to school would not achieve that goal. “In the interest of a fair and unprejudiced investigation, it is premature and irresponsible to call for a full account on the matter as the facts are being established. “Both unjustifiably limit the rights to basic education, a child’s best interest, and equality.
“Allowing children to return to school will not significantly, or at all, increase the risk of spreading Covid-19. There are other ways to prevent the spread of Covid-19 without stopping children from learning. Following due process and respecting the request for confidentiality ensures the integrity of the findings.” He said the violation of children’s rights was disproportionate to achieving any possible limitation of the spread of Covid-19. “The majority of all primary schools cannot allow all learners to attend while complying with the 1m rule.” TimesLIVE.” He said this was true of the requirements for high schools, to a greater extent. He also questions why the regulations allow for one metre apart in primary schools but have kept the one and a half metres apart in high schools.
Steenhuisen said the regulations were unconstitutional as they denied children half the time they would otherwise have at school. He said expert evidence shows absence from school has real and long-lasting effects on children’s education and development. He said the government’s own ministerial advisory committee recommended in July last year that any limited benefit of reducing schooling was unjustified. Steenhuisen said expert evidence established the very serious negative effects of denying children access to school. “Unsurprisingly, preventing children from attending school reduces their ability to learn in both the short and long term. Speaking on the first day of the department of basic education’s lekgotla, Mathanzima Mweli, director-general of the department of basic education, said that, last Thursday, the department had made a presentation to the national coronavirus command council and national joint operational and intelligence structure to propose for the full return of all learners, and that the proposal was well received by both structures.
It also has severe negative mental health effects on children.” TimesLIVE .