for subscribers

Eustace Davie: Can South Africa fix its schooling crisis?

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!

Is there a bigger problem in South Africa than the country’s schooling system? If education could be improved, millions could lift themselves and others in their family networks out of poverty. That, in turn, would generate economic growth and feed a virtuous circle.

Eustace Davie of the Free Market Foundation highlights that education is antiquated the world over, however, in South Africa there are extra challenges. Davie says new laws could help change the shape of the schooling system and South Africa in general.

But, improvements will take time to work through the system and, with no immediate short-term benefits for the powerful ruling clique that has placed self-interest ahead of the national interest, it is hard to imagine schooling taking priority in Parliament in 2017.

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
ZAR/USD
17.18
(-0.70)
ZAR/GBP
21.82
(-0.24)
ZAR/EUR
20.02
(-0.34)
ZAR/AUD
12.09
(+0.06)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(-0.36)
Gold
1853.04
(-0.11)
Silver
22.03
(+0.44)
Platinum
835.00
(+0.30)
Brent Crude
41.98
(+0.17)
Palladium
2194.00
(-0.39)
All Share
54247.81
(+1.84)
Top 40
50127.05
(+2.04)
Financial 15
9588.13
(+0.19)
Industrial 25
74229.70
(+3.26)
Resource 10
53508.98
(+1.08)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo
Company Snapshot
Voting Booth
Do you think it was a good idea for the government to approach the IMF for a $4.3 billion loan to fight Covid-19?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes. We need the money.
11% - 1357 votes
It depends on how the funds are used.
73% - 8806 votes
No. We should have gotten the loan elsewhere.
16% - 1941 votes
Vote