Improving education in South Africa

By Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen


Projects that Start Small, Scale Quickly and Drive Systemic Change

Take your pick in the national education blame game. Your choices would include teachers’ trade unions, an ideological curriculum unsuited to South Africa, the National Treasury because it does not adequately fund schools or even just the principal at your local school.

Of course, these stakeholders participate in the blame game too, each pointing the finger to the other. Truth is, there is evidence – often anecdotal – to backup the assertion that any one of these groups is to blame. But whomever one chooses to blame, it often leads to paralysis.

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