Two pupils from an inner-city school in Johannesburg tell how bullies use weapons to instil fear in pupils and certain teachers.
The M&G is launching a series of articles written by pupils so they publicly contribute to the debate about South Africa's education system.
A report shows a stark difference between enrolment for primary and secondary schools, with the latter showing less than 50% in many countries.
Can the Streetlight Schools project in Jeppestown improve the quality of education in inner city Jo’burg with a different way of schooling?
The longer-term approach to ending violence against women and children has to pay attention to the development of our children, writes Catherine Ward.
iTemba school educates the children of refugees when they're turned away by public schools. But money has dried up and the pupils face eviction.
The report on matric reform by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's task team presents her with a political headache.
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.