Four pregnant women (“Applicants”) were suspended from pursuing their studies and writing their final examinations, pursuant to Regulation 13(2) of the Teachers’ Training College. This regulation suspends female students who have become pregnant during an academic year. The regulation was promulgated pursuant to Section 10(1) of the Bophuthatswana National Education Act 2 of 1979. Applicants challenged the regulation as inconsistent with the right to equality established in Section 9 of the South African Constitution (“Constitution”).