The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) 3-day hearings into the effect that protests have on the right to access basic education in the country are underway.
Advocacy group, Basic Education for All, hopes that the hearings will yield solutions and won't be just a talk shop.
Over recent years, protesters have vandalised schools and set them on fire over service delivery related issues. In the most recent protests in Vuwani, residents of the village targeted the schools, which saw 24 schools being burned down.
702's John Robbie spoke to National Coordinator of Basic education for All, Tebogo Sephakgamela, about the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
We cannot prevent the protests from happening but we want to prevent the protests that's going to prevent the rights of the learners.— Tebogo Sephakgamela, Basic Education for All
The purpose of the hearing is for us to come up with an idea on how can we employ the strategy from happening in future.— Tebogo Sephakgamela, Basic Education for All