PREMIUM!

The state of education and politics in SA, and 16 June

Columns 4 months ago

As we have seen from the NDP’s appraisal, South Africa is somewhere between amber and the red danger zone. While we have made progress, it has not been substantial.


19 Jun 2020
PREMIUM!
The state of education and politics in SA, and 16 June

An overcrowded classroom in a rural school. Picture: Twitter

This week, our country commemorated the 44th anniversary of the 1976 students’ uprising, one of the darkest chapters of South Africa’s recent history. Reflections on the significance of the anniversary are as welcome as they are necessary. They tease out the challenges before us and, in doing so, hopefully re-energise us in the process of managing and solving social dynamics and problems. For obvious reasons, the first point of any discussion about 16 June ought to be about the state of primary and secondary school education. We cannot but ask how far we have travelled as a nation in dismantling...

BACK TO CITIZEN BACK TO PREMIUM




today in print