One of the most important areas of concern in SA is education. Without an educated population, a country cannot progress not only in terms of economic development but also because of political development. In SA, just like in other parts of the world, parents have a strong desire to see their children progress and have a good life; hence, families are willing to make sacrifices for education. Unfortunately, the government has not been able to supply enough classroom spaces for those of school age and many existing government facilities in low-income areas offer poor-quality education. Part of the problem is tied to budget constraints, but there are also administrative and corruption issues. Corruption Watch, a nongovernment organisation (NGO), said that between 2012 and 2015 it received more than 1,000 reports of school principals who had stolen cash from school bank accounts. It also reported that school principal posts were so lucrative they were bought and sold. As a result of th...

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