EQUAL EDUCATION LAW CENTRE
The Equal Education Law Centre was launched in
January 2012 in Cape Town. It is a public-interest
law centre specialising in education law and policy
in South Africa. Equal Education has become aware of
a serious lack of concentrated and specialised
expertise in education law and policy in South
Africa. The organization has been regularly
approached by schools, community leaders and parents
from around the country for legal assistance and
representation, but they lack the capacity and legal
expertise to meet this need.
While established public-interest law firms have
made important strides in protecting the
constitutional right to education in South Africa,
they are unable to give education the dedicated
legal attention that is required to meet the needs
of communities, and to advance the right to
education through strategic litigation and
engagement with government. The Equal Education Law
Centre fulfill these crucial functions.
The Equal Education Law Centre operates as an
independent legal entity, under the management and
oversight of its own Board of Trustees, separate and
distinct from the Equal Education Board.
The Claude Leon Foundation is proud of its
association with the Equal Education Law Centre.