Human resource development starts with teachers -- professional men and women who teach primary school children to read, to write and to do arithmetic and who engage with high school learners to become critical thinkers and problem solvers. Teachers are building the foundation for South Africa's future.
South Africans have cause for the gravest possible misgivings about the labyrinthine oil deal exposed in this edition of the <i>Mail & Guardian</i>. If it had panned out as projected, the deal would have held major benefits for South Africa.
The Mail & Guardian has consistently supported the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as a vital service to the truth about South Africa's past. But the TRC was premised on the idea of exorcising historical abuses as a foundation for a just, non-racial future.