What constitutes part of the right to basic education and what duties the state regarding the right has long been a subject of litigation in democratic South Africa. The Constitutional Court confirmed that, access to the National Senior Certificate is encompassed into the right to basic education. Since the right to basic education was not defined in the Constitution, there was some speculation as to whether the right embraced an ‘adequacy-based approach’ or whether the right simply constituted an amount of time spent in school. In this regard, the courts have confirmed that the right to basic education includes the provisioning of the National School Nutrition Programme, textbooks, basic furniture and infrastructure, scholar transport, post-provisioning, and proper sanitation facilities. These judgments give an adequacy-based approach’ where the right to education is the right of an appropriate standard with the right quality and content, rather than a specific amount of time spent in school.