Author Archives: andre

LRC back in court to confront government’s lack of action on overcrowded schools

[Release] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LRC back in court to confront government’s lack of action on overcrowded schools In the latest development in a six-year legal battle affecting thousands of learners who attend overcrowded schools in the Eastern Cape, the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) will once again appear in the Mthatha High Court on 9 November […]

Without rhyme or reason: why we must confront government’s lack of action on overcrowded schools

In 2018, a group of concerned Eastern Cape parents approached the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) for legal assistance. The low-fee and no-fee schools their children attended were extremely overcrowded, despite many years of pleading with local authorities to build more classrooms or reduce class sizes. Class numbers at these schools routinely exceeded 80 learners per […]

Transgender Beaumont Primary Learner Faces Unsafe and Discriminatory Learning Environment 

CAPE TOWN: 20 October 2023 The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) is appearing in the Western Cape High Court on Friday, 20 October 2023, representing a transgender learner, OM, and his family. The LRC is challenging the learner’s right to receive an education in a safe environment free from unfair discrimination and harassment. OM is being […]

October 10, 2023 – Commision for Gender Equality and Legal Resources Centre welcome victory for Women in antenuptial contract marriages, as section 7(3) of the divorce act is confirmed to be unconstitutional

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) and Legal Resources Centre (LRC) welcome the judgment handed down today in the Constitutional Court in the case KG v Minister of Home Affairs. The case dealt with a constitutional challenge to section 7(3) of the Divorce Act. The court confirmed the constitutional invalidity of the section on the […]