Violent conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa have choked the growth of literacy in the region, a major Unesco report released this week says.
For the first time since 1994, national government has invoked legislation and taken over the running of a provincial education department.
Trade union federation Cosatu has thrown its weight behind an education NGO’s campaign to encourage learners to get to school on time.
Student representatives at the strife-torn University of Zululand are hopeful that academic activity will resume at the institution on Wednesday.
Inequality across schools is so extreme that legislation should be amended to force the government to set minimum infrastructure standards.
More than 100 high school learners picketed outside Parliament on Thursday last week to draw attention to education crisis in the Eastern Cape.
The lack of privacy at schools means that HIV tests on schoolchildren there must not proceed without proper planning and protection of human rights.
Children’s rights experts and activists have welcomed government proposals offer HIV tests in schools.
The access to the provision of free education is a worthy goal but it should not come at the expense of quality.
Eastern Cape official says white male principals are prime offenders in school exclusions.