The quality and output of the education system in the democratic era would make apartheid architect Hendrik Verwoerd smile.
Corruption in the public sector has become almost the new normal. Clearly we are not an honourable society. The online Macmillan dictionary associates an “honourable” person, institution and even society with the “morally good and deserving respect”. By this definition, South Africa is not honourable to its citizens, women, and schoolchildren. Rather, it can more appropriately be labelled as a country that is dishonest, immoral and unethical to its collective population, especially to its most vulnerable groups.