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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Mduduzi Mbiza.]

The hierarchical structure of education in the country is holding us back. The problem with hierarchy is that the person you report to may not report what you told them to the person above them. This is how corruption arises. Lack of accountability is also a consequence of a hierarchical structure because if one level decides to do as they please, the whole structure faces a threat of collapse.

In recent years, so much has been said about the education deficit in South Africa. However, less has been said about how to improve it. Hierarchy is the problem that that lies behind the education deficit.

The Department of Education (DBE) still operates on a top-down structure, with the minster at the top and the learners at the bottom. Between these two is a group of people making decisions that mostly affect the learners, and the blame always go straight to the minister.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.1% y/y in October 2018 (CPI) & +6.9 y/y in October 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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