12 novembre 2016

South Africa’s doors of learning are open – but not yet to all

The ConversationBy . There is a line in South Africa’s Freedom Charter, which was drafted 60 years ago, that foreshadows the country’s current attitude to education. It declares:

The doors of learning and culture shall be open to all!

Twenty-one years into its life as a democracy, South Africa appears at first glance to have met the Freedom Charter’s challenge. Almost 97.5% of the country’s children aged between seven and 17 are attending primary or secondary schools. More...

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