This chapter includes the following articles.
The government has made it clear that education is a priority, with more public resources going to the education system than any other sector. The 2013 budget allocates $28bn to education expenditure: $121m for teacher recruitment and up to $975m on facilities upgrades. The budget also includes $85m for developing technical secondary schools. Raising the country’s schools to international standards is an ongoing process with the construction, upgrading and maintenance of schools to improve infrastructure and broaden access. International organisations, non-governmental organisations and the private sector are all taking part in developing schooling in South Africa, from buildings through curricula and assessment to technology. This chapter contains an interview with Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi, King of the Royal Bafokeng Nation.