212pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019
Examines the role of civil society and the courts in developing the right to basic education in South Africa. Veriava also provides an overview of litigation initiated by organisations since 2008 as a tool to effect change in historically disadvantaged schools.
Public interest lawyer Faranaaz Veriava has been Head of Education at SECTION27 since 2014. She headed the Western Cape office of the South African Human Rights Commission, was a founder of the Education Law Project at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at Wits University, and spent time at Idasa. She also worked as an advocate of the Johannesburg Bar.