Corruption Watch’s relentless fight against schools corruption in South Africa

Tara Davis

It is a particularly important tool in South Africa where there is an urgent need for access to redress, where the class divide seems ever-broadening and where the realization of socio-economic rights is slow. Its importance is recognized in section 29 of our Constitution as an immediately realizable right, and one not limited by a ‘within available resources’ caveat. The right extends beyond an obligation to merely provide access to education – it includes the duty to transform, as a matter of urgency, South Africa’s historically unequal and inadequate education system.