Instead of another story on the white refugee crisis, “The New York Times” recently did some real reporting on the state of education for the majority of the country’s black schoolchildren. And they did not just blame the ANC government.

Two stories. Serious. Here and here. (The first focuses on a school in Khayelitsha outside Cape Town and the second on a social movement that has grown out of the struggle for equal education.

I was struck how similar these conditions seemed to when I was a high school student 20 years ago.

The stories were accompanied by a video report:

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is the Founder and Editor of Africa is a Country. He is on faculty of The New School in New York.


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