Along with better access to health services and reducing child marriage, education can save many lives.
According to government, Section27's Limpopo textbook case is very close to being resolved and should not even have reached the high court.
Basic education’s new infrastructure norms do not deal with issues of capacity and accountability.
The results of the last national exams show the country's education system is improving, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille understands the problems bedevilling the education sector, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.
Not one of Alapha Secondary School's 20 pupils passed their 2012 matric exams and is only one example of the dire state of South Africa's schools.
An estimated 1.5-million pupils in South Africa are not at school – and it is not difficult to see why.
Moves to discredit Equal Education tend to mobilise civil society rather than weaken it, writes Faranaaz Veriava.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga should apologise publicly for a "racist" statement she made last week, says Equal Education.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has no intention of retracting her department's blistering attack on rights organisation Equal Education.
Angie Motshekga is way too busy these days to notice the outrage over her poor leadership. Clearly her department is in need of a (Harlem) shake-up.
The basic education department accused Equal Education of being dishonest and patronising by "organising black African children with half-truths".
The basic education department is in breach of a court order regarding textbook delivery, says civil rights group Section27.
Parents in the Eastern Cape have shut down schools because of horrendous conditions. Nomalanga Mkhize asks when the state will step in.
Last year's landmark legal case after the basic education department's failure to address appalling school infrastructure made its mark on the budget.
The right to basic education has received a major boost with the launch of the South African Human Rights Commission's (SAHRC) landmark charter.
Our expensive testing and research still do not tell us enough about how children learn the subject, writes Elizabeth Henning.
The first bad thing about the 2012 matric results is that 35% of the pupils failed completely.