South Africa has one of the world’s worst performing education systems. Change requires the right diagnosis, political will and a society prepared to up the pressure for better schooling.

The webinar launched a new series of five reports on the state of schooling in the country and the need to reform the basic education system.

THE SILENT CRISIS: Time to fix South Africa’s Schools

Ann Bernstein, CDE’s executive director, presented the reports’ key findings and recommendations. CDE board member Brian Figaji chaired the event. The presentation was followed by a Q&A with Ann and Dr Stefan Schirmer, CDE research director.

This webinar aired Tuesday, 28 March 2023