It’s clear to me that the biggest and longest lasting impact of Apartheid will be the disastrous effect it’s had and is continuing to have on education.
We won’t fix employment or economic growth or prosperity (and in a roundabout way many other social ills) unless we have a truly fixed education system.
But, passing students who shouldn’t doesn’t help anyone. Talk about kicking the problem down the road a few months. There you go, you now have an education* (*as in not an education but something you can claim as an education.) If our teachers don’t even understand this, we’re doomed.
The solution to poor pass rates is not to make the exams easier.