Some critics argue that the new certificate may encourage more pupils to drop out of school. But we argue that it is a positive move.
Universities have both a responsibility and a degree of potential influence on public schooling that set them apart and impose a special duty of leadership.
South African universities are failing to graduate the strongest students the schooling system has to offer.
The political cost of corruption is reaching unacceptable levels in South Africa. Reversing the effects of state decay on the poor will take short and long term interventions.