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Destination Education (#2)

  4. Teacher training, knowledge and confidence Every person we interviewed noted that many South African teachers feel overwhelmed by the crisis in education and by a sense of hopelessness. Sam Christie, director of South African Innovative Learning Intervention (SAILI), an organisation that links academically talented students with well-functioning, low-fee state schools, claimed that the […]

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Destination Education (#1)

Despite significant government spend, the education system in South Africa is failing our learners. Results are significantly weaker than those of learners in our poorer sub-Saharan neighbour, Zimbabwe, which seems baffling on the surface. But let’s try to make some sense of it. Let’s examine the trending areas of challenge and the potential changes that […]

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