Speaking to Power FM’s Thabiso Tema about the poor performance of the education system, CDE’s Ann Bernstein called on the Department of Basic Education to come up with measures that will enable South Africa to move from the bottom of international tables for mathematics and science. “Four out of five teachers don’t have the subject knowledge or the pedagogical skill to teach effectively,” she said.

This media interview is based on a new CDE report titled “THE SILENT CRISIS: Time to fix South Africa’s Schools.”