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Education-2009,2010-(Web)-(15.jpgThe Education chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the South African education sector. The chapter commences with a financial overview, with short- and medium-term trends being presented. International comparisons of educational spending are provided.

A qualification profile of the South African population is given. This is followed by detailed data on literacy and numeracy. A thorough overview of enrolment trends is then provided, from early childhood development up to enrolment of people older than 18. Ten-year trends for enrolment at public and independent schools are also provided, including a racial breakdown. The growth of the independent sector is highlighted.

A comprehensive profile of teachers is given, with information on the number of teachers, their level of qualification, and the numbers of students who graduate with teaching qualifications each year.

This is followed by a detailed section on the output of the South African education sector. This ranges from matric examination results, to the output of further education and training colleges, to the number of apprentices being trained. Matric results by race are also provided, and the performance of Africans in matric, going back to 1955, is also given.

A comprehensive section on public higher education is also provided. Enrolment by race at South African universities since 1995 is provided, as is information on awards made by universities. A comparison of degrees awarded in 1991 and 2008 by race is provided. This shows how the higher education sector in the country has been racially transformed. Information on throughput rates of the South African tertiary sector is also provided. The chapter concludes with information on private higher education.

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EDUCATION

 

EDUCATION AT A GLANCE                                                                        

Education at a glance                                                             

FINANCE                                                                                                     

Education spending                                                                       

All public spending                                                                   

Consolidated spending on education, 2009/10–2012/13           

Public education expenditure as a proportion of total government expenditure, 1996/97–2006/07                          

Public total education and school expenditure as a proportion of GDP, 1995/96–2006/07                                                    

Spending on school education                                                  

Spending per pupil by province, 2008/09                                

Change in spending per pupil by province, 2000/01–2008/09                                                                

Change in real spending per pupil in ordinary public schools, by province, 2000–2007                                                       

University spending                                                                  

State spending on universities, 1999 and 2009                        

State budget allocation according to institution and spending per university student, 2009                                                

International comparisons                                                            

Public expenditure on education as a proportion of total government expenditure, and of GDP, selected countries, 2008                                                                                   

qualification profile of the population                                    

National Qualifications Framework (NQF)                                            

Levels of education in South Africa                                        

Level of education                                                                                 

National statistics                                                                              

No schooling                                                                                 

Adults without education by race                                             

Persons aged 20 and older, with no schooling by race 1999 and 2009 (numbers)                                                    

Persons aged 20 and older with no schooling by race, 1999 and 2009 (proportions)                                                        

School education                                                                           

Adults who have completed grade 9 by race                            

Persons aged 20 and older who have completed grade 9 by race, 1999 and 2009 (numbers)                                        

Persons aged 20 and older who have completed grade 9 by race, 1999 and 2009 (proportions)                                   

Adults who have completed grade 12 by race                          

Persons aged 20 and older who have completed grade 12 by race, 1999 and 2009 (numbers)                                        

Persons aged 20 and older who have completed grade 12 by race, 1999 and 2009 (proportions)                                   

Post-school education                                                                   

Adults who have completed post-school education by race                                                                                   

Persons aged 20 and older, who have completed post-school education by race, 1999 and 2009 (numbers)                        

Persons aged 20 and older who have completed post-school education by race, 1999 and 2009 (proportions)                    

Literacy and numeracy                                                                  

Children                                                                                    

Grade 3 literacy by province, 2001 and 2007                            

Grade 3 numeracy by province, 2001 and 2007                        

Persons aged 15 and older                                                        

Persons aged 15 and older who can write their own name by race, 2009, numbers and proportions                               

Persons aged 15 and older who can read, by race, 2009, numbers and proportions                                                    

Persons aged 15 and older who are numerate, by race, 2009, numbers and proportions                                                    

International comparisons                                                        

Adult literacy, selected countries, 2007                                   

Youth literacy rate by sex, selected countries, 2005–2007         

Provincial and local statistics                                                             

Educational attendance                                                                   

Attendance                                                                                         

Breakdown by age                                                                     

Proportion of population aged between 4 and 6 attending an educational institution, 2002–2007                                      

Proportion of population aged between 7 and 15 attending an educational institution, 2002–2008                                      

Proportion of population aged between 7 and 15 attending an educational institution by sex, 2002–2007                       

Proportion of population aged between 16 and 18 attending an educational institution by sex, 2002–2007                       

Proportion of people aged between 5 and 24 attending an educational institution, 2002–2008                                 

Breakdown by institution                                                          

Population attending an educational institution, by type of institution, 2008                                                                 

Population attending an educational institution, by type of institution and race, 2008                                                   

Proportion of provincial population attending an educational institution by province, 2008                                               

Breakdown by fee payment                                                       

Proportion of people attending an educational institution that pay annual tuition fees, 2002–2008                                      

Non-attendance                                                                                  

Proportion of out–of–school children in the population aged between 14 and 18, 2002 and 2006                                       

PRE-PRIMARY, primary, AND SECONDARY SCHOOLING                       

Enrolment                                                                                              

Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs)                                    

Attendance at early childhood education sites by province, and race, 2000                                                                    

Population aged between 0 and 4 attending an Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre, by race, 2009 (numbers and proportions)                                                  

Population aged between 0 and 4 attending an Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre, by province, 2009                        

Gross enrolment rate (GER) at early childhood development sites, 2002–2007                                                                  

Grade R                                                                                              

Enrolment by sex in grade R at sites attached to independent and public schools, 1999–2007                                             

Primary schools                                                                                 

Gross enrolment rate (GER) at primary school level 1985, 1991, 1995, 1997–2007                                                

Net enrolment rate (NER) of children aged between 7 and 13, 1997–2005                                                            

Secondary schools                                                                             

Gross enrolment rate (GER) at secondary school level, 1985, 1991, 1995, 1997–2007                                                         

Net enrolment rate (NER) of children aged between 14 and 18, 1997–2005                                                              

All schools                                                                                         

Enrolment by grade at ordinary public and independent schools, 1999 and 2009                                                       

School enrolment, 2007                                                          

Provincial distribution of pupils by poverty quintile, 2008       

Pupils at independent and public schools by province, 2000 to 2009                                                                       

Resources                                                                                               

Public schools                                                                                    

Number of public schools                                                        

Public schools by province, 1999 and 2009                              

Dinaledi schools                                                                       

Number of Dinaledi schools by province, 2002–2008                

Former Model C schools                                                           

Number of former Model C schools in South Africa, 2009         

Pupils and teachers                                                                   

Pupils and teachers at public schools by province, 2009

Pupils and teachers at public schools, 2003 and 2009              

Pupils                                                                                        

Number of pupils in ordinary schools, by province and race, 2008                                                                                   

Number of pupils in ordinary schools, by home language and province, 2008                                                                    

Number of pupils in ordinary schools, by preference of the pupil’s language of learning and teaching and province, 2008                                                                                   

Number of no-fee schools, and of pupils attending no-fee schools, 2009                                                                      

Pupils at farm schools by province, 1996 and 2000                  

Pupils in receipt of social grants by province, 2007 and 2008                                                                    

Teachers                                                                                        

Teachers employed by School Governing Bodies (SGBs)           

Number of teachers employed by school governing bodies, 1997, 2004, 2007-2009                                                         

Teacher qualifications                                                              

The qualification profile of teachers in public schools, 2005    

Proportion of teachers that are qualified by race: 1990, 1994, 2005–2008                                                                          

Proportion of teachers that are qualified: 1990, 1994, 2005–2008                                                                          

Qualified mathematics and physical science teachers by province, 2008                                                                    

Teacher intake                                                                          

First-time registrations in teaching at tertiary institution 2005–2008                                                                          

Number of new graduates entering teaching, 2005–2008          

Teacher vacancies                                                                    

Vacancies by province, 2008                                                   

Teaching appointments                                                            

Teaching appointments, 2009                                                 

Temporary teachers                                                                 

Number of temporary teachers by province at January 2010     

Facilities and amenities                                                                 

Safety in schools                                                                           

Discipline in schools                                                                     

Expulsions by province, 2008 and 2009                                   

Pregnancy in schools                                                                     

Number of pupils who got pregnant in ordinary schools, by province and grade, 2007                                                    

Independent schools                                                                          

Independent schools by province, 1999, 2003, and 2009           

Pupils and teachers at independent schools by province, 2009                                                                                   

Pupils at independent schools by race and province, 2003–2008                                                                          

Changes in schools                                                                            

All schools and pupils                                                                   

Schools                                                                                     

Pupils                                                                                        

School examinations and output                                                          

Public examinations                                                                           

Definitions                                                                                

National Senior Certificate Grade 12, also known as Matric      

Overall results                                                                          

Senior certificate examination results, 1980–2007: old curriculum                                                                    

National senior certificate examination results: 2008 and 2009 — new curriculum                                                       

Results by province                                                                  

Senior certificate examination results by province, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007: old curriculum         

Results by race and province                                                    

Matric pass rate by race and province, 2009                            

African results, 1955–2009                                                      

African results, 1955–2009                                                      

Subject results                                                                          

Results in selected senior certificate examination subjects, 1999–2007: old curriculum                                                   

Subject results: new curriculum: 15 selected subjects, 2009                                                                                   

National senior certificate results: technical subjects, 2009                                                                                   

National senior certificate examination results: languages, 2009                                                                                   

Mathematics results in Dinaledi and other schools, 2008         

Physical science results in Dinaledi and other schools, 2008    

South Africa’s top schools                                                        

Results in South Africa’s Top 100 schools, 2008                      

The poorest schools that achieved pass rates of 100%, 2009     

Matric results by race and type of school, 2009                       

Matric pass rates by race and type of school, 2009                   

Matric passes by race and type of school, 2009 (numbers)        

Matric passes by race and type of school, 2009 (proportions by type of school)                                                               

Matric passes by race and type of school, 2009 (proportions by race)                                                                              

Matric pass rates by race and type of school, 2009                   

Throughput                                                                                        

Throughput, 2007–2009                                                          

Drop-out rate by grade, 1997–2003                                          

Completion rates, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001–2007                        

Independent examinations board                                                       

Examination results                                                                  

Independent Examinations Board senior certificate examination results, 1994–2009                                           

International schooling comparisons                                                   

The quality of schooling                                                           

Reading achievement, grade 4, 2006                                        

The school system, 2008                                                         

School enrolment                                                                      

School enrolment rates, selected countries, 2007                      

OTHER EDUCATION                                                                                   

Further education and training (FET)                                                   

Further education and training colleges                                   

Enrolments for NC (V) levels by province, 2009                        

NC (V) results per programme, 2009                                        

Further education and training colleges by province, 2009       

FET colleges in South Africa, 2009                                          

Vocational training and apprentices                                                     

Pupils who took trade tests through Indlela, 2006/07–2008/09                                                                

Number of apprentices that entered apprenticeship training through apprenticeship contracts with Sector Education and Training Authorities (Setas), 2006/07–2008/09                     

Nursing                                                                                                  

Output of nurses, private and public institutions, 2000–09      

Agricultural colleges                                                                              

Enrolments for diplomas, higher certificates, and degrees by race and sex at colleges of agriculture, 2006                         

Enrolments by programme at colleges of agriculture in 2006                                                                                   

PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION                                                                     

Enrolment                                                                                              

Higher education participation rate                                          

Higher education participation rates by race, 2007                  

First year enrolment                                                                 

Number of undergraduate students enrolling for their first year of study, 2004–2008                                                     

South African universities                                                        

Tertiary enrolment                                                                   

University and university of technology enrolment, 1985–2008                                                                          

Head-count enrolment at universities and universities of technology by race, 1995–2008 (numbers)                             

Head-count enrolment at universities and universities of technology by race, 1995–2008 (proportions)                        

Head-count enrolment at universities and universities of technology by race, 1995 and 2008 (proportions)                  

University head-count, by race, 1999–2008 (numbers)               

University head-count, by race, 1999 and 2008 (numbers)        

University head-count, by race, 1999–2008 (proportions)          

University head-count, by race, 1999 and 2008 (proportions)                                                                      

University of technology head-count, by race, 1999–2008 (numbers)                                                                           

University of technology head-count by race, 1999 and 2008 (numbers)                                                                   

University of technology head-count, by race, 1999–2008 (proportions)                                                                      

University of technology head-count, by race, 1999 and 2008 (proportions)                                                                      

Staff                                                                                                        

University staff and students                                                    

Students, staff, and ratio of students to staff, 2008                                                                                   

Output                                                                                                    

Publications                                                                                   

Publications by university                                                         

Publications of articles, books, and conference proceedings, 2008                                                                                   

All tertiary awards, 1996, 2006, and 2008                                     

Degrees, diplomas, and certificates awarded by universities and universities of technology by field of study, 1996, 2006, and 2008                                                                   

Degrees                                                                                         

University and university of technology awards by race and subject, 1991 and 2008 (numbers): degrees                     

University and university of technology awards by race and subject, 1991 and 2008 (vertical proportions): degrees           

University and university of technology awards by race and subject, 1991 and 2008 (horizontal proportions): degrees      

Degrees awarded by institution and race, 2008 (numbers)        

Degrees awarded by institution and race, 2008 (proportions)                                                                      

Output of universities and universities of technology, 2008     

Proportion of graduates in science, engineering, and technology (SET) in higher education, 1994–2007                  

Throughput                                                                                           

First-year passes                                                                       

Proportion of first year students passing their first year, 2004–2008                                                                          

Tertiary throughput rate, 2002                                                 

Tertiary throughput rate, first-year class of 2002                     

Interim tests                                                                                           

National Benchmark Tests Project, academic literacy                

National Benchmark Tests Project, quantitative literacy           

National Benchmark Tests Project, mathematics                      

Private HIGHER EDUCATION                                                                  

Private higher education institutions                                        

Private Higher Education, 2009, officially registered private higher education institutions (includes provisionally registered institutions)                                                        

Private higher education institutions in South Africa, 2009     

WORK AND EDUCATION                                                                            

Education and employment                                                       

Employment by highest level of education, 2009 and 2010 (numbers)                                                                           

Employment by highest level of education, 2009 and 2010 (proportions)                                                                      

Education and unemployment                                                   

Unemployment by highest level of education, 2009 and 2010 (numbers)                                                                           

Unemployment by highest level of education, 2009 and 2010 (proportions)                                                                      

INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS                                                              

UNDP Education Index, 2009                                                  

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Education-2009,2010-(Web)-(15.jpgThe Education chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the South African education sector. The chapter commences with a financial overview, with short- and medium-term trends being presented. International comparisons of educational spending are provided.

A qualification profile of the South African population is given. This is followed by detailed data on literacy and numeracy. A thorough overview of enrolment trends is then provided, from early childhood development up to enrolment of people older than 18. Ten-year trends for enrolment at public and independent schools are also provided, including a racial breakdown. The growth of the independent sector is highlighted.

A comprehensive profile of teachers is given, with information on the number of teachers, their level of qualification, and the numbers of students who graduate with teaching qualifications each year.

This is followed by a detailed section on the output of the South African education sector. This ranges from matric examination results, to the output of further education and training colleges, to the number of apprentices being trained. Matric results by race are also provided, and the performance of Africans in matric, going back to 1955, is also given.

A comprehensive section on public higher education is also provided. Enrolment by race at South African universities since 1995 is provided, as is information on awards made by universities. A comparison of degrees awarded in 1991 and 2008 by race is provided. This shows how the higher education sector in the country has been racially transformed. Information on throughput rates of the South African tertiary sector is also provided. The chapter concludes with information on private higher education.

The Survey is the only journal which provides such a comprehensive overview of the South African education sector in one accessible document. It is invaluable for any decision-maker and strategist, as well as anyone interested or involved in South African education.

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EDUCATION

 

EDUCATION AT A GLANCE                                                                        

Education at a glance                                                             

FINANCE                                                                                                     

Education spending                                                                       

All public spending                                                                   

Consolidated spending on education, 2009/10–2012/13           

Public education expenditure as a proportion of total government expenditure, 1996/97–2006/07                          

Public total education and school expenditure as a proportion of GDP, 1995/96–2006/07                                                    

Spending on school education                                                  

Spending per pupil by province, 2008/09                                

Change in spending per pupil by province, 2000/01–2008/09                                                                

Change in real spending per pupil in ordinary public schools, by province, 2000–2007                                                       

University spending                                                                  

State spending on universities, 1999 and 2009                        

State budget allocation according to institution and spending per university student, 2009                                                

International comparisons                                                            

Public expenditure on education as a proportion of total government expenditure, and of GDP, selected countries, 2008                                                                                   

qualification profile of the population                                    

National Qualifications Framework (NQF)                                            

Levels of education in South Africa                                        

Level of education                                                                                 

National statistics                                                                              

No schooling                                                                                 

Adults without education by race                                             

Persons aged 20 and older, with no schooling by race 1999 and 2009 (numbers)                                                    

Persons aged 20 and older with no schooling by race, 1999 and 2009 (proportions)                                                        

School education                                                                           

Adults who have completed grade 9 by race                            

Persons aged 20 and older who have completed grade 9 by race, 1999 and 2009 (numbers)                                        

Persons aged 20 and older who have completed grade 9 by race, 1999 and 2009 (proportions)                                   

Adults who have completed grade 12 by race                          

Persons aged 20 and older who have completed grade 12 by race, 1999 and 2009 (numbers)                                        

Persons aged 20 and older who have completed grade 12 by race, 1999 and 2009 (proportions)                                   

Post-school education                                                                   

Adults who have completed post-school education by race                                                                                   

Persons aged 20 and older, who have completed post-school education by race, 1999 and 2009 (numbers)                        

Persons aged 20 and older who have completed post-school education by race, 1999 and 2009 (proportions)                    

Literacy and numeracy                                                                  

Children                                                                                    

Grade 3 literacy by province, 2001 and 2007                            

Grade 3 numeracy by province, 2001 and 2007                        

Persons aged 15 and older                                                        

Persons aged 15 and older who can write their own name by race, 2009, numbers and proportions                               

Persons aged 15 and older who can read, by race, 2009, numbers and proportions                                                    

Persons aged 15 and older who are numerate, by race, 2009, numbers and proportions                                                    

International comparisons                                                        

Adult literacy, selected countries, 2007                                   

Youth literacy rate by sex, selected countries, 2005–2007         

Provincial and local statistics                                                             

Educational attendance                                                                   

Attendance                                                                                         

Breakdown by age                                                                     

Proportion of population aged between 4 and 6 attending an educational institution, 2002–2007                                      

Proportion of population aged between 7 and 15 attending an educational institution, 2002–2008                                      

Proportion of population aged between 7 and 15 attending an educational institution by sex, 2002–2007                       

Proportion of population aged between 16 and 18 attending an educational institution by sex, 2002–2007                       

Proportion of people aged between 5 and 24 attending an educational institution, 2002–2008                                 

Breakdown by institution                                                          

Population attending an educational institution, by type of institution, 2008                                                                 

Population attending an educational institution, by type of institution and race, 2008                                                   

Proportion of provincial population attending an educational institution by province, 2008                                               

Breakdown by fee payment                                                       

Proportion of people attending an educational institution that pay annual tuition fees, 2002–2008                                      

Non-attendance                                                                                  

Proportion of out–of–school children in the population aged between 14 and 18, 2002 and 2006                                       

PRE-PRIMARY, primary, AND SECONDARY SCHOOLING                       

Enrolment                                                                                              

Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs)                                    

Attendance at early childhood education sites by province, and race, 2000                                                                    

Population aged between 0 and 4 attending an Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre, by race, 2009 (numbers and proportions)                                                  

Population aged between 0 and 4 attending an Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre, by province, 2009                        

Gross enrolment rate (GER) at early childhood development sites, 2002–2007                                                                  

Grade R                                                                                              

Enrolment by sex in grade R at sites attached to independent and public schools, 1999–2007                                             

Primary schools                                                                                 

Gross enrolment rate (GER) at primary school level 1985, 1991, 1995, 1997–2007                                                

Net enrolment rate (NER) of children aged between 7 and 13, 1997–2005                                                            

Secondary schools                                                                             

Gross enrolment rate (GER) at secondary school level, 1985, 1991, 1995, 1997–2007                                                         

Net enrolment rate (NER) of children aged between 14 and 18, 1997–2005                                                              

All schools                                                                                         

Enrolment by grade at ordinary public and independent schools, 1999 and 2009                                                       

School enrolment, 2007                                                          

Provincial distribution of pupils by poverty quintile, 2008       

Pupils at independent and public schools by province, 2000 to 2009                                                                       

Resources                                                                                               

Public schools                                                                                    

Number of public schools                                                        

Public schools by province, 1999 and 2009                              

Dinaledi schools                                                                       

Number of Dinaledi schools by province, 2002–2008                

Former Model C schools                                                           

Number of former Model C schools in South Africa, 2009         

Pupils and teachers                                                                   

Pupils and teachers at public schools by province, 2009

Pupils and teachers at public schools, 2003 and 2009              

Pupils                                                                                        

Number of pupils in ordinary schools, by province and race, 2008                                                                                   

Number of pupils in ordinary schools, by home language and province, 2008                                                                    

Number of pupils in ordinary schools, by preference of the pupil’s language of learning and teaching and province, 2008                                                                                   

Number of no-fee schools, and of pupils attending no-fee schools, 2009                                                                      

Pupils at farm schools by province, 1996 and 2000                  

Pupils in receipt of social grants by province, 2007 and 2008                                                                    

Teachers                                                                                        

Teachers employed by School Governing Bodies (SGBs)           

Number of teachers employed by school governing bodies, 1997, 2004, 2007-2009                                                         

Teacher qualifications                                                              

The qualification profile of teachers in public schools, 2005    

Proportion of teachers that are qualified by race: 1990, 1994, 2005–2008                                                                          

Proportion of teachers that are qualified: 1990, 1994, 2005–2008                                                                          

Qualified mathematics and physical science teachers by province, 2008                                                                    

Teacher intake                                                                          

First-time registrations in teaching at tertiary institution 2005–2008                                                                          

Number of new graduates entering teaching, 2005–2008          

Teacher vacancies                                                                    

Vacancies by province, 2008                                                   

Teaching appointments                                                            

Teaching appointments, 2009                                                 

Temporary teachers                                                                 

Number of temporary teachers by province at January 2010     

Facilities and amenities                                                                 

Safety in schools                                                                           

Discipline in schools                                                                     

Expulsions by province, 2008 and 2009                                   

Pregnancy in schools                                                                     

Number of pupils who got pregnant in ordinary schools, by province and grade, 2007                                                    

Independent schools                                                                          

Independent schools by province, 1999, 2003, and 2009           

Pupils and teachers at independent schools by province, 2009                                                                                   

Pupils at independent schools by race and province, 2003–2008                                                                          

Changes in schools                                                                            

All schools and pupils                                                                   

Schools                                                                                     

Pupils                                                                                        

School examinations and output                                                          

Public examinations                                                                           

Definitions                                                                                

National Senior Certificate Grade 12, also known as Matric      

Overall results                                                                          

Senior certificate examination results, 1980–2007: old curriculum                                                                    

National senior certificate examination results: 2008 and 2009 — new curriculum                                                       

Results by province                                                                  

Senior certificate examination results by province, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007: old curriculum         

Results by race and province                                                    

Matric pass rate by race and province, 2009                            

African results, 1955–2009                                                      

African results, 1955–2009                                                      

Subject results                                                                          

Results in selected senior certificate examination subjects, 1999–2007: old curriculum                                                   

Subject results: new curriculum: 15 selected subjects, 2009                                                                                   

National senior certificate results: technical subjects, 2009                                                                                   

National senior certificate examination results: languages, 2009                                                                                   

Mathematics results in Dinaledi and other schools, 2008         

Physical science results in Dinaledi and other schools, 2008    

South Africa’s top schools                                                        

Results in South Africa’s Top 100 schools, 2008                      

The poorest schools that achieved pass rates of 100%, 2009     

Matric results by race and type of school, 2009                       

Matric pass rates by race and type of school, 2009                   

Matric passes by race and type of school, 2009 (numbers)        

Matric passes by race and type of school, 2009 (proportions by type of school)                                                               

Matric passes by race and type of school, 2009 (proportions by race)                                                                              

Matric pass rates by race and type of school, 2009                   

Throughput                                                                                        

Throughput, 2007–2009                                                          

Drop-out rate by grade, 1997–2003                                          

Completion rates, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001–2007                        

Independent examinations board                                                       

Examination results                                                                  

Independent Examinations Board senior certificate examination results, 1994–2009                                           

International schooling comparisons                                                   

The quality of schooling                                                           

Reading achievement, grade 4, 2006                                        

The school system, 2008                                                         

School enrolment                                                                      

School enrolment rates, selected countries, 2007                      

OTHER EDUCATION                                                                                   

Further education and training (FET)                                                   

Further education and training colleges                                   

Enrolments for NC (V) levels by province, 2009                        

NC (V) results per programme, 2009                                        

Further education and training colleges by province, 2009       

FET colleges in South Africa, 2009                                          

Vocational training and apprentices                                                     

Pupils who took trade tests through Indlela, 2006/07–2008/09                                                                

Number of apprentices that entered apprenticeship training through apprenticeship contracts with Sector Education and Training Authorities (Setas), 2006/07–2008/09                     

Nursing                                                                                                  

Output of nurses, private and public institutions, 2000–09      

Agricultural colleges                                                                              

Enrolments for diplomas, higher certificates, and degrees by race and sex at colleges of agriculture, 2006                         

Enrolments by programme at colleges of agriculture in 2006                                                                                   

PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION                                                                     

Enrolment                                                                                              

Higher education participation rate                                          

Higher education participation rates by race, 2007                  

First year enrolment                                                                 

Number of undergraduate students enrolling for their first year of study, 2004–2008                                                     

South African universities                                                        

Tertiary enrolment                                                                   

University and university of technology enrolment, 1985–2008                                                                          

Head-count enrolment at universities and universities of technology by race, 1995–2008 (numbers)                             

Head-count enrolment at universities and universities of technology by race, 1995–2008 (proportions)                        

Head-count enrolment at universities and universities of technology by race, 1995 and 2008 (proportions)                  

University head-count, by race, 1999–2008 (numbers)               

University head-count, by race, 1999 and 2008 (numbers)        

University head-count, by race, 1999–2008 (proportions)          

University head-count, by race, 1999 and 2008 (proportions)                                                                      

University of technology head-count, by race, 1999–2008 (numbers)                                                                           

University of technology head-count by race, 1999 and 2008 (numbers)                                                                   

University of technology head-count, by race, 1999–2008 (proportions)                                                                      

University of technology head-count, by race, 1999 and 2008 (proportions)                                                                      

Staff                                                                                                        

University staff and students                                                    

Students, staff, and ratio of students to staff, 2008                                                                                   

Output                                                                                                    

Publications                                                                                   

Publications by university                                                         

Publications of articles, books, and conference proceedings, 2008                                                                                   

All tertiary awards, 1996, 2006, and 2008                                     

Degrees, diplomas, and certificates awarded by universities and universities of technology by field of study, 1996, 2006, and 2008                                                                   

Degrees                                                                                         

University and university of technology awards by race and subject, 1991 and 2008 (numbers): degrees                     

University and university of technology awards by race and subject, 1991 and 2008 (vertical proportions): degrees           

University and university of technology awards by race and subject, 1991 and 2008 (horizontal proportions): degrees      

Degrees awarded by institution and race, 2008 (numbers)        

Degrees awarded by institution and race, 2008 (proportions)                                                                      

Output of universities and universities of technology, 2008     

Proportion of graduates in science, engineering, and technology (SET) in higher education, 1994–2007                  

Throughput                                                                                           

First-year passes                                                                       

Proportion of first year students passing their first year, 2004–2008                                                                          

Tertiary throughput rate, 2002                                                 

Tertiary throughput rate, first-year class of 2002                     

Interim tests                                                                                           

National Benchmark Tests Project, academic literacy                

National Benchmark Tests Project, quantitative literacy           

National Benchmark Tests Project, mathematics                      

Private HIGHER EDUCATION                                                                  

Private higher education institutions                                        

Private Higher Education, 2009, officially registered private higher education institutions (includes provisionally registered institutions)                                                        

Private higher education institutions in South Africa, 2009     

WORK AND EDUCATION                                                                            

Education and employment                                                       

Employment by highest level of education, 2009 and 2010 (numbers)                                                                           

Employment by highest level of education, 2009 and 2010 (proportions)                                                                      

Education and unemployment                                                   

Unemployment by highest level of education, 2009 and 2010 (numbers)                                                                           

Unemployment by highest level of education, 2009 and 2010 (proportions)                                                                      

INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS                                                              

UNDP Education Index, 2009                                                  

Free Society Project