South Africa has one of the most unequal school systems in the world. The gap in test scores between the top 20% and the rest is wider than in almost every other country
The province attained the highest improvement rate in the country
MEC Mandla Makupula was a stickler for detail, and lifted the provincial education department out of crisis
A true soldier of the struggle, till the very end
Mandla Makupula was a fearless and straight-talking activist
The MTBBE programme is an important part of decolonisation
Interventions should be about building facilities that offer dignity to our children
Hundreds of makeshift schools still exist in the province, despite a 2016 deadline for fixing them
‘The article’s unsubstantiated information is best described as an attack on the CDC’s integrity’
The department of education has spent about R260-million on laptops with the expectation that the technology would be used for administration.
The province with the lowest matric pass rate in the country has begun looking honestly at its failures with input from employees, parents and pupils.
Mtundini Saphepha, a caretaker at a primary school, recounts how he was stuck in excreta when a latrine collapsed.
The troubled education department will be probed but there are doubts this will make any difference.
But the department’s excuse is untenable in law and fact, says the Legal Resource Centre.
Court action is to blame for teacher vacancies, says the Eastern Cape education department.
Cars from the minister’s office have been attached to ensure the education department coughs up the R28-million it owes in teacher salaries.
Ninety Eastern Cape schools are demanding the education department reimburse them for the R81m in teacher salaries they have had to pay.
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.
With prompting from civil society, judges are reminding the state of its material obligations to schools and pupils.
Umalusi says it is concerned about the running of matric exams in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape, where departments are under administration.
The Eastern Cape education department will have to publish an admission that an earlier audit on shortages of furniture contained irregularities.
The Eastern Cape education department has allegedly failed to comply with a court order, leaving thousands of pupils without school desks and chairs.
The Eastern Cape High Court sheriff may attach movable assets from the Eastern Cape education department after it failed to pay teacher salaries.
An open letter to Mthunywa Ngonzo, Eastern Cape education’s superintendent general.
For 10 years the Eastern Cape has failed to deal adequately with sick teachers and vacant posts.
The Eastern Cape education department has defended Mandla Makupula’s comments that children have no rights, saying it was taken out of context.
Overcrowding, too few teachers, not enough furniture or appalling toilets seem to have become the norm at some of the Eastern Cape’s schools.
On a recent visit, the M&G found more than 100 children per class in rural Eastern Cape. Join us as we discuss the schools government forgot.
The Grahamstown High Court has ordered the department of basic education to fill vacant posts in Eastern Cape public schools by November.
Public protector Thuli Madonsela says her office came late to the education debacle but she’s now investigating textbook problems in three provinces.
NGOs baffled by education department’s delay tactics in 18-month-old saga.