David Macfarlane Analysis

Academics’ equity test gets an F

A much-vaunted scientific index measuring transformation has come in for a severe drubbing.

Motshekga’s omissions say a lot about matric results

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's eloquence on the credibility of the 78.2% matric pass rate for 2013 lay more in what she did not say.

Education sagas come to a head

The issue of payments to matric markers, which has been at the centre of a Labour Court dispute has raised the same questions as the textbook debacle.

Motshekga: Where does the political buck stop?

David Macfarlane wonders where the political accountability in basic education is.

Rights of pregnant pupils upheld

But the Constitutional Court is divided on how the government intervened to protect these rights.

Motshekga: Minister of insincerity

Does Angie Motshekga sincerely intend to ever publish the school norms and standards?

Textbook debacle: Delivery just the tip of the iceberg

The problems with textbooks are as much about quality as quantity and go back to the rushed curriculum, writes David Macfarlane.

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