The flaws in South Africa’s education system are systemic and profound and have been well documented by organisations such as Amnesty International for years. But the gap between schools with access to computers and the internet and those without has widened since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold. Millions of children are at risk of dropping out of the system altogether. This may be the time to address the gaps in the education system, find out what has worked since the pandemic began, and apply the lessons learned.