Some learners have expressed concerns about returning to school next week, during the level 4 nationwide lockdown.
In its ruling the Constitutional court found that section 154(3) of the Criminal Procedure Act was constitutionally invalid to the extent that it did not protect the identity of children as victims of crimes.
“All South Africans – and especially those who cannot afford it and other vulnerable groups – need a daily first tranche of free internet access to exercise their basic human rights such as access to government services, participating in the digital economy, looking for jobs, online communication and for learners and students to access online educational resources. This is the only way to achieve universal access to information and digital equality amongst our citizens, including the rural poor who have access to mobile phones.”
Director of Media Monitoring Africa, William Bird, has called on journalists to fight any attempts to undermine their credibility.
Media Monitoring Africa has reiterated a call for people to verify information or video footage before sharing them on social media platforms.