Corruption and fraud make a few rich households richer. But the already poor and low-skilled lose their jobs and become poorer.
South Africa’s economic recovery plan must focus on at least three areas: protecting vulnerable populations, supporting the vulnerable sectors and external trade diversification.
Higher education institutions which offer distance learning must support students – especially postgraduates.
Teachers who are just starting out often lack the subject knowledge needed for effective teaching.
Distance education for teacher training has its problems. Improved support can address these issues - but some of it should come from students themselves.