The Big Read: The real education calamity

18 February 2016 - 02:26 By Jonathan Jansen

If you live in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth, your life chances as a young black child are already slim.The familiar blights of drugs, gangs and unemployment make for a lethal cocktail of problems from which few youth escape. Which raises the question: Why is there no public outcry about the fact that since the school year started more than 50 schools in the area had not started classes? If there is a slim chance of escaping the daily, deadening churn of existence in this part of the coun...

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