Publications & Media

The links below list a selection of writings and media engagements in various formats.

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Newspaper and online articles

The Conversation

The Daily Maverick

(written under my prior married name, “Muller”)

City Press

Mail and Guardian

Books and book chapters

At the Chalk-face, a book about the realities of teaching in under-resourced township schools that are run through with the social ills of the communities they are immersed in.

Short-listed for the City Press Tafelberg Non-fiction Award 2019.

Black, S. (2019) Providing support to NQTs: mediating the absence of systemic support. In Sayed, Y., McDonald, Z. and Singh, M. (eds) Being a Teacher in post-apartheid South Africa SUN Media: Stellenbosch.

Journal articles

Working papers

  • “Holding the beat: how school timetables translate the forms of capital availed by key policies into rhythms of teaching and learning. A case study of two Cape Town secondary schools.” Paper for presentation at the International Standing Conference for the History of Education Porto, Portugal, July 2019.

Media interviews

TALIS report June 2019

Interview with Refilwe Moloto on Cape Talk

SABC interview on TALIS Report

GEC proposal October 2019

Financial Mail on the General Education Certificate

Education inequality–Cape Argus January 2020

Poverty a stumbling block for no-fee schools