Victoria studied journalism, specialising in photojournalism, at Rhodes University from 2004 to 2007. After traveling around the US and a brief stint in the UK she did a year's internship at The Independent on Saturday in Durban. She then worked as a reporter for the South African Press Association for a year before joining the Mail & Guardian as an education reporter in August 2011.
Don't belittle the act of defacing symbols of the oppression students say is being upheld at universities, writes Victoria John.
Black students have taken to Twitter to voice their experiences of white privilege on the Rhodes University campus.
A teacher’s organisation and two NGOs say that hundreds of thousands of children in KwaZulu-Natal walk long distances to and from school.
South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande is calling for a firm stand against the anarchy of the EFF.
Despite having to deal with construction, residence and financing issues, Sol Plaatje students last year averaged the best grades across the country.
Pupils living in rural areas battle rivers, snakes and rough weather to get an education, even though the authorities are meant to provide transport.
Government has placed some disabled pupils in school but concerns remain over the ability of the school to give them an adequate education.
Liquidators who previously ignored an offer from the AAYMCA will now be forced to meet "creditors" to discuss this and other offers.
A report has revealed enormous disparities between races, sexes and academic levels.
Suspicion about cheating has been widespread, particularly among part-time pupils, but little appears to have been done to deal with it.