Panyaza Lesufi is either a sinner or a saint, depending on which side of the fence you are standing. The MEC for education in Gauteng has been on a mission to change the landscape of education in the province and has gained loads of admirers and as many detractors.
From integrating Afrikaans schools to implementing a provincial online admission system, his department's plans have drawn praise and criticism from all quarters.
But is there a simple fix to South Africa's education woes? With violence, poor results and failing infrastructure plaguing the country's schools, policymakers have their work cut out for them.
For this edition of News24 FRONTLINE, join News24 editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson as he examines the education landscape with Lesufi who will also be questioned by education specialist Professor Mary Metcalfe, former ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza and Paul Colditz from the Federation of School Governing Bodies.