Public Monitoring of School Infrastructure in South Africa: What Data Needs to be Produced and Published?

Sep 8, 2015

September 2015 | By Albert van Zyl & Carlene van der Westhuizen

pulbic-monitoring-of-school-infrastructure-in-south-africaIf the general public is able to monitor the delivery of services, it can help hold the government to account and, ultimately, improve the quality of the services being delivered. But to effectively monitor services the public needs access to information.

This note explores what information needs to be published by government to enable the public to monitor the delivery of school infrastructure. It assesses how much of this information is already being produced by the government, and how much of what is produced is published. Finally, it assesses the comprehensiveness and accuracy of published information and how regularly it is updated.