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Raking through Vuwani schools ashes

The Vuwani area resembles a ghost town, filled with scenes of textbook graveyards, charred walls and the remaining skeletons of furniture that once was. Basic Education for All (BEFA) and Section27 visited 22 out of 24 schools damaged or destroyed…

Right to basic education, Vuwani

This article first appeared on The Daily Maverick All photos by SECTION27. If you had asked most South Africans a fortnight ago where Vuwani was, smart money would be on very few knowing. It is a testament to the heartbreaking chaos…

Fixing schools not a choice

This article was first published on the Daily Maverick Op-Ed: A 5-point plan to fix the basic education crisis At the beginning of this year Section27 welcomed the characterisation of the system of basic education by the Minister of Basic…

LDoE: More money, same problems

This article was first published on GroundUp Limpopo education department: More money, same problems The department has a large budget, but still fails to deliver By Kate Paterson The Limpopo Department of Education (LDoE) has consistently been given extraordinary amounts…

Left in the Dark

LEFT IN THE DARK: Education system is NOT effective for visually impaired learners Blind and partially sighted learners are failed by the education system – not accessing the tools they need such as braille textbooks, trained teachers and many other…