The New York Times has just published a number of excellent materials about schooling in South Africa today. Their article is titled Keen to Learn, and Let Down in South Africa. In addition, they have a slideshow and a video that accompanies the article.
We teach a big unit on Nelson Mandela in our mainstream ninth-grade English classes, so these resources will be useful. I’m adding the link to Mandela on my website.
You might also find The Best Sites For Learning About Nelson Mandela useful.