In this thesis, I explore some of the issues surrounding the public education system in South Africa. South Africa spends a large amount of their GDP on their education sector but still fail to see positive results. Through a meta-analysis of the research done on the South African education system, I explore what I think are the main issues in education. I found that that race, socioeconomic status, poor teacher quality and lack of service delivery are still large issues within the education system. I conclude by providing policy suggestions on how the South African government could address some of these issues.