According to a joint article by Lisa Draga and Doron Isaacs, the fees charged by certain public schools mean that most South Africans cannot afford to send their children to them, even though the fees are a great boost to the schools.
Draga and Isaacs argues that top public schools have inherited better infrastructure and are able to tap into private wealth to attract the best teachers and keep class sizes small.
The note that while some schools in the provinces are flourishing, many meet in overcrowded, ramshackle buildings and produce appalling results. They further add that efforts to build schools are slow, but children grow quickly, and their right to receive a decent basic education is immediate.
To read the article titled, “Equal education is a basic right,” click here.