African Researchers and the Rural School Issues in South Africa: A Predatory Culture

Mpho Dichaba, Monde Ndandani


One of the mandates of Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) in South Africa is to ensure that all schools and health facilities have access to basic infrastructure such as water and electricity by 2014. Our academic researchers have not researched much about how rural schools that do not have infrastructure have been managing to achieve school education outcomes. When wind-storms occur (sometimes accompanied by rains) learners coming from the same rural regions of our country do not go to school to avoid the risk of having their classroom roofs and walls collapsing on them. Our statistics show an entry of rural mud-walled schools, especially in the Eastern Cape Province in 2011. This paper confronts these challenges of South Africa’s rural schools in 2012 and 12 years (k-12) in the future of our rural schools and their learners.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n14p397

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