“For those people in this country who take for granted not just education but quality education, the notion of a school with insufficient educators, or no educators, is unthinkable and incomprehensible.   In some instances, lost academic years might never be recovered.   Who knows the extent to which the futures of some children, as contemplated in the passage from Juma Musjid above, will be adversely affected?  The children of poor families will suffer the most because the schools they attend cannot afford to pay educators to occupy the vacant posts.   A decent education is probably the only means of escape for these children from the confines of their poverty”. 

Roberson J in  Linkside v Minister of Basic Education (3844/2013) [2015] ZAECGHC 36 (26 January 2015) at para [25].  See also Class action: Over R81 million awarded to schools