#17 Water and security
The South African Constitution is clear: “Everyone has the right to have access to sufficient food and water.” But how that plays out in practice is what Elizabeth Biney of Equal Education is passionate about changing. Equal Education is a movement of learners, parents, post-school youth, teachers and community members who are essentially agitating the government for quality and equal education. And they do so through advocacy and research, strategic litigation and youth organising. A key tenet of this is access to water and safe sanitation, which hundreds of schools around the country are still unable to provide their learners.