The Western Cape High Court has dismissed legal challenges by lobby group Equal Education and the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) against the provincial education department’s “collaboration schools”, a model that draws on the private sector to shore-up underperforming state schools in poor communities.

Collaboration schools have been operating in the Western Cape since 2015, and have continued to receive state funding and resources while their non-profit operating partners bring in additional money, resources and skills. There are currently 13 collaboration schools, assisted by seven operating partners, which have brought in an extra R325m to date...

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