Nearly a million pupils should have written matric in 2014, yet only about half got that far.
A new report highlights the need for children to be able to 'read for meaning' by grade three so that they do not struggle in matric.
The gap between haves and have-nots is already set in stone for life in primary school, a study says.
The use of a language that bars the majority of black African students - who do not understand Afrikaans - is indefensible.
Discriminatory cultural and language practices at schools deny black pupils the chance to do as well at university as their white counterparts.
The high cost of treatment makes mental healthcare inaccessible to those using public health services.
We should resist the seduction of violence when calling out the brutality of structural racism at our universities, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.
Stellenbosch University management addressed allegations of racism raised in "Luister" after being hauled before a parliamentary portfolio committee.
It is specious of this university to hide its black staff quota in stats and nonacademic posts.
Any change must deliver on the visions of the sidelined majority to be meaningful.
Spaces need scholars to deliberate in community and pursue crossdisciplinary work.
South African doctors announced they had performed the world's first successful penis transplant, three months after the ground-breaking operation.
EFF leader Julius Malema addressed hundreds of students at Stellenbosch University, he said the suffering was not over and the struggle continues.
Wim de Villiers succeeds Stellenbosch University’s first black vice-chancellor Russel Botman who died of a heart attack this year.
The education minister criticised the domination of Afrikaans in teaching - and called on former Afrikaans universities to enrol more black students.
Which doctors want to work in the remote areas of South Africa? Mostly those who grew up there.
Stellenbosch University says critical debate is more valuable than disciplinary action against students involved in a "blackface" incident.
True transformation in campus hostels will come from sharing goals and embracing differences.
Integrated student housing at Stellenbosch University is key to smoothing over the campus's charged racial divides.