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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…

SECTION27 Welcomes Motshekga’s comments

Statement: SECTION27 welcomes Minister Motshekga’s forthright comments 25 January 2016, Johannesburg – On 24 January 2016, the City Press reported that the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga recognised the catastrophic state of basic education at an education lekgotla, and…

Textbook provision for SA learners

Textbook Provision for Learners in South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal Judgment in the BEFA Case This article first appeared on the Oxford Human Rights Hub.  Faranaaz Veriava In December 2015, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) in…

Angie reads riot act

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga describes the country’s education system as a “national catastrophe” and a “crisis”. Motshekga read the riot act to her officials and teachers’ unions in a speech delivered during an education lekgotla this past week. This article…