The school education system in the more 'urban' regions appears to be functioning pretty well.
As South Africa mulls the drop in the grade 12 pass rate, one medical student is tutoring matric pupils. Nelly Shamase caught up with him.
The education system focuses doggedly on the National Senior Certificate and the outcome of these exams, to the detriment of students.
Sugar-coating South Africa's apartheid past as a way to foster unity only papers over an unequal present.
It’s not only about resources – what students ought to be and do should be developed at school.
South Africa must come to terms with the fact that better schooling is the surest way to overcome inequality.
Most South Africans can't afford nutritious meals and the state is letting school-food schemes down.
Let's be history-makers. Let's be the change that we want. The power is in our hands, literally.
Teachers' union Sadtu tends to believe that it can dictate education policy. However without them the minister can't do much.
Readers write in about education, the Commonwealth Games, and Homo naledi.
The country places a high value on the power of education to achieve a stable, peaceful and prosperous society.
A lack of maths and science education directly affects the quality of life of young people trying to lift themselves out of poverty.
Panyaza Lesufi has boldly claimed that every chalkboard in every matric classroom will be replaced with a smart board by July.
A nonprofit organisation is going to the heart of South Africa's educational problem and getting good results.
The Annual National Assessments must not detract from the quality or breadth of education, writes Caroline Long.
Our education system is often described as being in crisis. A recent claim says 80% of schools could be "dysfunctional". Afrika Check looked into it.
The organisation founded by Reverend Frank Chikane in 1985 has a bold vision to make quality education available to the underprivileged.
Despite having to deal with construction, residence and financing issues, Sol Plaatje students last year averaged the best grades across the country.
An independent school in Manenberg had better matric results last year than any state school in the area. But is it a model that should be scaled up?