Bongani is an education reporter at the Mail & Guardian.
The University of Zululand (UniZulu), whose administrative campus is located in rural KwaDlangezwa in KZN, is one deeply troubled institution.
The number of teachers graduating is no longer of concern, but their ability leaves much to be desired.
Contradicting stances by government leaders makes the potential revival of teacher colleges even harder to do than it already is.
The department of basic education wants to block the reappointment of public school teachers who have resigned in order to access their pension funds.
The education department is offering pupils the option to learn a Chinese language, but the union wants more emphasis placed on indigenous languages.
Blade Nzimande is working towards creating community-based colleges, but South Africans shouldn’t expect fresh buildings to house those institutions.
The EFF leader also stressed that the battle against white supremacy cannot be won until universities offer free education.
Black lawyers gathered in Midrand to discuss mobilising an association that would align itself with the EFF and represent disadvantaged communities.
The ruling ANC-aligned student body, Sasco, has suffered an embarrassing election defeat by the EFF at the Vaal University of Technology.
The minister is keeping the lid on a ‘feasible’ free education plan he has in his possession.