Some Children are More Equal than Others: Education in South Africa September 21, 2019 33 By Ronny Jaskolski Related posts: The Future of Education – Yuval Noah Harari & Russell Brand – Penguin Talks SingFest: The Literacy of Music in Education DOCUMENTARY TRAILER College Textbooks How can we educate our children to be intelligent and free? | J. Krishnamurti CategoryArticles BlogTagsANC and apartheid basic education Bildungssystem black children Children corruption demonstration Department of Education documentary Eastern Cape education educational system south africa Grahamstown illiterate inequality Legal Resources Centre Mthatha mud school Nick Spaull Nomalanga Mkhize Pedro Tabensky privilege race rural area school South Africa Stefan Göttfried Südafrika the Township two systems Unemployment unequal Victoria Girls wealth-gap white children you 33 Comments Thabang Tseboho says: February 18, 2015 at 12:53 pm These are the stories that go untold.This is a reality to so many South Africans, including myself.This needs to be resolved. Reply Maurita Weissenberg says: February 18, 2015 at 4:52 pm Sobering and sad. What do you think it does to a young child to spend day after day, year after year, in a toxic schooling system that makes them feel stupid, anxious and hopeless? That is what our school system is managing to do with half of the children in our country. Read Charles Leadbeter: Learning from the Extremes. He has some worthwhile solutions. Reply Pheladi Sethusa says: February 19, 2015 at 11:46 am This was so necessary. Thank you. Reply Lindiwe Ndaba says: February 19, 2015 at 12:47 pm Loyiso Pulumani, I am so hurt and gob smacked. I am so angry I do not know where to start. Reply awarenet says: February 19, 2015 at 8:17 pm Thank you for the documentary. There are a lot of non governmental organisation that try their best in the Grahamstown township, in the Joza Youth Hub. Rhodes University's Community Engagement together with Upstart (Journalism), the Village Scribe Association (Computer Literacy), AMP! (Music), Gadra (education after matric) and others work very hard to fill the gaps. You can help by supporting us in our daily work. Contact us, there are many ways to make a difference. https://www.facebook.com/JozaYouthHub?ref=br_tf Reply tawana malapane says: February 20, 2015 at 7:52 am thanks…………… Reply tawana malapane says: February 20, 2015 at 8:01 am Some Children are More Equal than Others I am out of breath, I had to relate to my own upbringing and socio-economic status, schools I attended.my community. The gap between the have's and have's not is wide in all the spheres, just because people are being labeled as poor does not mean they do not have a right to life. Reply Bukeka Nxumalo says: February 28, 2015 at 2:28 pm This is very sad and painful, the level of in equality in our education system is too big… Thanks for sharing the video Reply Rainbow Nerdette says: March 28, 2015 at 2:28 pm The problem isn't that some kids are more equal than others, the problem is that ANY kid is in a situation like that 🙁 Everyone should be getting their panties in a bunch about this, regardless of race, nationality or any other pigeon hole imaginable. Reply Tayani van Eeden says: May 14, 2015 at 7:20 am Very well made and some excellent points raised! A narrative that desperately needs to be explored. Especially considering SA's academic status in the world: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32608772 Reply shesBlessed83 says: July 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm Ahhhhh No this is so sad. Reply Tiffany D. Caesar says: October 14, 2015 at 1:45 am This was an awesome movie…keep up the good work…! Reply Krys D says: January 14, 2016 at 6:51 pm I cried the whole way through, even though I know the severity and have taught in townships. Something needs to be done. Who wants to make a change??? I swear, I am going to start a campaign and somehow make this right. Not only for the children who are currently in school, but for the people who have already left school and may be illiterate. There are so many resources in the world, and so many ways to reach out to many without spending too much. So I will begin this journey. Every child IS equal. And I will make it my life's mission to prove that. I am a teacher and will do my best to get the support of other teachers I know. This is going to be a big year of making change! Thank you Stefan. Please let me know how I can get in touch with you, should you be interested in going further with this. xx Reply Paul Olivier says: February 3, 2016 at 12:48 pm 100% Reply therealmrfishpaste says: February 20, 2016 at 5:42 pm A very insightful and balanced overview of the education crisis. Reply KwetsiG says: March 11, 2016 at 4:58 am Despite the conditions, some student from the so-called "Dysfunctional" schools are achieving amazing results. I have friends who went to township schools and graduated matric with more distinctions than people I went to the "Functional" schools with. Something obviously needs to be done about the learning conditions and teachers do need to be better trained but those who want to excel will do so. Reply Annamagriet De Wet says: May 27, 2016 at 12:24 pm What role do teachers play in this? Are there teachers who can facilitate good learning in the "bottom cycle" schools? Reply Annamagriet De Wet says: May 27, 2016 at 12:32 pm :'( :'( :'( Reply Hugh Hughes says: September 23, 2016 at 12:37 am When the whites are gone, South Africa will return to being another African shithole. Reply Malebitsa Timbuktu says: November 8, 2016 at 12:16 pm The colonial administrative powers left us with a master-slave State of central government with dependent subordinate ethnic units providing cheap labor to the main society and now we are paying the price. Reply Moalusi Letlotlo says: April 14, 2017 at 11:23 pm something must be done here. it is our duty as the whole country, private, public sector have to assist our poor facility schools. We pleading with you fellow South Africans to do something we have to change this Reply Mfundo says: May 22, 2017 at 7:39 pm Hello! I just saw this video and I am quite startled at the severity. Thank you for this amazing video. I would love to chat. We have just started a national initiative that hopes to make a difference in the sector. Reply Roland Claven says: August 3, 2017 at 11:19 am We are looking for tutors and affiliate Youtubers to share our links in their videos and in the description to their videos.If you’re looking for personalised help with any subject, visit https://thinkbrainwave.com/Login to get yourself a tutor @thinkbrainwave. Otherwise email us at [email protected] Reply Aphiwe Magaya says: August 29, 2017 at 5:33 pm I'm from Motherwell Township in Port Elizabeth and I will make a difference in the South African education system, watch the space Reply YHWH SAVES says: March 16, 2018 at 8:50 pm It's not about race it's about government looting tenders Reply Leacock Foundation says: July 9, 2018 at 2:32 pm We believe that with the proper leaders of this cause, we can close the educational divide and create a model for education in South Africa. The Get Ahead Project Schools are our beacon of hope and an example of our belief that all children regardless of financial resources are born with boundless potential. To view our vision, https://youtu.be/rFjg1-O5dAs and thank you for bringing awareness to this issue. Reply Freda Savahl says: August 15, 2018 at 2:44 am What a shame! Reply Raymond Shihawu says: October 25, 2018 at 6:33 pm Thank you Stefan Reply Moor Wakanda says: January 23, 2019 at 7:36 pm Why can't blacks commit the most murders, rapes and robberies per capita without being discriminated against Reply Moor Wakanda says: January 23, 2019 at 7:46 pm Look at all the rubbish at the schools, how can whites expect blacks to pick up their rubbish? Reply Sobkou says: April 12, 2019 at 8:19 am Vote EFF Reply George Abraham says: April 24, 2019 at 11:21 am So who's creating the school builder job and team?? You need an entity that can operate independent from government but that will receive support. You need Gr 8 and a mason and planning course to be a builder or have run an apprenticeship during or before the project started.. You need some qualified planners and plumbers… You need to find a way to get paid. What can be done to improve mud.. worst case go Amish.. The Amish has the best social network.. 300 bearded people just arrive one weekend and build something impressive, just something out of their way.. Excellent carpenters. Reply Kgaphola Prayer says: July 7, 2019 at 6:08 pm We can blame corruption, drugs, politicians, apartheid…but i think we forget about baby plan. We have high unemployment and we keep on making delivering number of babies we cannot afford support to into this harsh world and we expect taxpayers to support the whole big nation we have…that is impossible. i have a baby, am not working, my paretys are not working and we all rely on to the government (taxpayers). Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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