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.
NGOs consider using soccer clubs, traditional healers, churches and even shebeens to tell SA about government's plan to fix school infrastructure.
For Khayelitsha learners, their recent protests against deprivation became a story of hope.
Pupils at a rural school in the Eastern Cape say they are tired of being let down by government.
Equal Education activists help rural Eastern Cape school to find its voice and stand up for the right to education.
The SA Human Rights Commission and rights activists have called for the eradication of pit latrines at schools after a child died in one this week.
More than 100 pupils have to share a single toilet at over half of the high schools in Tembisa, found nongovernmental organisation Equal Education.
New infrastructure norms allow far too long to eliminate vast gaps between schools.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has gazetted new norms and standards for school infrastructure but will have 17 years to implement it.
Helen Zille’s defence of Angie Motshekga relies on straw targets and dodgy logic.
Deputy general secretary of Equal Education Doron Isaacs responds to DA leader Helen Zille's support of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.
An estimated 1.5-million pupils in South Africa are not at school – and it is not difficult to see why.
Equal Education says it won in this settlement with the basic education minister, while the department says it was the one vindicated with the ruling.
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.
The basic education department accused Equal Education of being dishonest and patronising by "organising black African children with half-truths".
Pupils and Equal Education marched to demand that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga publish norms and standards on school infrastructure.