access to basic education

 
Students contest the status quo
Students contest the status quo
COMMENTOver the past two years, universities have become increasingly contested spaces. Student movements have rejected the status quo and...
​Pupils’ 20% pass reflects crisis in maths teaching
​Pupils’ 20% pass reflects crisis in maths teaching
COMMENTMany South Africans were outraged by the recent announcement that, for 2016, pupils in grades 7 to 9 could progress to the next grade...
​Pupils’ scores show change is possible
​Pupils’ scores show change is possible
COMMENTThe Human Sciences Research Council released the results of South Africa’s participation in the Trends in International Mathematics...
SA schools are 'sites that enable the dispensing of state patronage to the members of Sadtu'
SA schools are 'sites that enable the dispensing of state patronage to the members of Sadtu'
COMMENTSchools controlled by the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) are best understood in terms of what they are, namely...
Look to the class of ’76 for guidance – Motshekga
Look to the class of ’76 for guidance – Motshekga
It is hard to believe that it has been 40 years since schoolchildren were brutally gunned down while peacefully protesting for their right to...
Liberia's plan to outsource schooling slammed
Liberia's plan to outsource schooling slammed
Liberia is poised to set another first for Africa. It was the first to have a female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and could be the first to...
Race and class still define our schools
Race and class still define our schools
Education is intimately related to social class. In sociologist Max Weber’s terms, “life chances” are heavily dependent on education and...
From school to university: Pupils face critical challenges
From school to university: Pupils face critical challenges
The #FeesMustFall campaign and disputes about language policy have placed South African universities at centre stage. The annual dissection of...
For success, readiness is as vital as access
For success, readiness is as vital as access
In September 2010 and February 2014, first-year students at the University of the Free State drew pictures of their experience of coming to...
[Video]One-on-one with Mmusi Maimane: Transforming our education system
[Video]One-on-one with Mmusi Maimane: Transforming our education system
The M&G's Victoria John speaks to DA leader Mmusi Maimane about the state of the country's education system and what he would do differently.
Basic education gets a warm reception in icy Finland
Basic education gets a warm reception in icy Finland
The most startling first impression of the Finnish basic education system is not how different it is to South Africa's, but how similar.
Pupil transport: How far would you walk to get an education?
Pupil transport: How far would you walk to get an education?
The M&G visited Nquthu, in KwaZulu-Natal, where we documented pupils' daily struggle to get to school....

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