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More than 15,000 march for education in S. Africa

 School children gather as they take part in a march to Parliament in the city of  Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, March 21, 2011. Thousands of child...
 School children gather as they take part in a march to Parliament in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, March 21, 2011. Thousands of childr...
 Performers walk past school children as they gather to take part in a march to Parliament in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, March 21, 2...
 School children shout out as they take part in a march to Parliament in the city of  Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, March 21, 2011. Thousands of ch...

South Africa Education

School children gather as they take part in a march to Parliament in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, March 21, 2011. Thousands of child...

South Africa Education

School children gather as they take part in a march to Parliament in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, March 21, 2011. Thousands of childr...

South Africa Education

Performers walk past school children as they gather to take part in a march to Parliament in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, March 21, 2...

South Africa Education

School children shout out as they take part in a march to Parliament in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, March 21, 2011. Thousands of ch...

More than 15,000 are marching in South Africa's western city of Cape Town to demand libraries, computers labs and other resources for township schools, many of which are vastly under-resourced.
Yoliswa Dwane, a spokeswoman for Cape Town-based Equal Education said Monday that the government spent billions of rand on the World Cup, but has not invested the same on basic education.
South Africa, a country with one of the greatest disparities of wealth, still struggles to close the gap apartheid created between white and black schools. Only a third of third-graders in South Africa meet the minimum literacy and numeracy standards, according to national test results. Last year, a third of those taking final-year exams failed.


Updated : 2021-06-13 07:52 GMT+08:00