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Education
BY Yasmin Mahomedy
South Africa
10 October 2018
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The South African Education Sector


This report focuses on South Africa’s primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors, which continue to remain in a turmoil. Despite high levels of investment by the government, South African education lags behind comparable countries in literacy and numeracy. By the end of Grade 4, 58% of children cannot read fluently and with comprehension and more than half the children who start in Grade 1 do not reach Grade 12. In the higher education sector, 50-60% of South African students drop out after the first year and only a minority of students complete a three-year degree in the allotted time.


The Growing Independent Sector


The failure of public education continued to provide growth for the independent school and tertiary sector, which has expanded rapidly. Major players include Curro Holdings, South Africa’s largest private education company in the primary and secondary sector, operating 148 schools across 60 campuses and ADvTECH, which had 89 schools as of 31 December 2017. This sector includes an increasing number of low fee-paying institutions.


Report Coverage


The Education report is a comprehensive report of the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, which were previously researched separately. It examines current conditions and focuses on academic standards and initiatives to improve these standards. The report profiles 51 school groups, universities and other educational institutions. It includes information on numbers of teachers and learners in the country, and reports on significant events which have influenced the sector including the effects of government’s announcement of free tertiary education and disruption caused by student protests.


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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Primary and Secondary Education 1
2.2. Tertiary Education Sector 4
2.3. Industry Value Chain 5
2.4. Geographic Position 6
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 8
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 10
4.1. Local 10
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 21
4.1.2. Regulations 21
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 24
4.2. Continental 25
4.3. International 27
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 28
5.1. Economic Environment and Rising Costs 28
5.2. Government Initiatives 29
5.3. Private Sector Initiatives 30
5.4. Poverty and Lack of Resources 30
5.5. Language Barriers 30
5.6. Access to Quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) Facilities 31
5.7. Poor School Management and Corruption 31
5.8. Access to Higher Education 32
5.9. Violence and Unrest 32
5.10. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 33
5.11. Labour 35
6. COMPETITION 39
6.1. Barriers to Entry 40
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 40
8. OUTLOOK 41
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 41
10. REFERENCES 43
10.1. Publications 43
10.2. Websites 43
APPENDIX 1 – SUMMARY OF MAJOR PLAYERS 45
Independent Educational Institutions in South Africa 45
Public Schools 48
Public and Private Universities 48
Correspondence and Private Vocational Colleges 51
APPENDIX 2 54
Outcomes Based Education (OBE) and Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) 54
COMPANY PROFILES - PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 56
ADVTECH LTD 56
BASA EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE TRUST 61
CURRO HOLDINGS LTD 63
DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION 69
EADVANCE (PTY) LTD 73
EDUCOR HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 76
FUTURE NATION SCHOOLS (PTY) LTD 80
GENERATION EDUCATION (PTY) LTD 82
LEAP SCIENCE & MATHS SCHOOLS 84
PEMBURY LIFESTYLE GROUP LTD 87
PIONEER ACADEMIES (PTY) LTD 91
COMPANY PROFILES – EDUCATION BY UNIVERSITIES 93
ADVTECH LTD 93
CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY 98
CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, FREE STATE 102
CTI EDUCATION GROUP (PTY) LTD 105
DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 108
MANGOSUTHU UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY 112
MONASH SOUTH AFRICA LTD 116
NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY 119
NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY 124
RHODES UNIVERSITY 129
SEFAKO MAKGATHO HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY 133
SOL PLAATJE UNIVERSITY 136
TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY 139
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN 144
UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE 148
UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG 152
UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL 157
UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO 163
UNIVERSITY OF MPUMALANGA 167
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA 170
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA 175
UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH 182
UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE 187
UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE 191
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND 195
UNIVERSITY OF VENDA 201
UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND (THE) 205
VAAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY 209
WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY 213
COMPANY PROFILES - CORRESPONDENCE AND PRIVATE VOCATIONAL COLLEGES 216
ADVTECH LTD 216
BOSTON CITY CAMPUS AND BUSINESS COLLEGE (PTY) LTD 221
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING COLLEGE (PTY) LTD 225
BUSINESS SCHOOL OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD (THE) 227
CTI EDUCATION GROUP (PTY) LTD 228
EDUCOR HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 231
FOSTER-MELLIAR (PTY) LTD 235
MANCOSA (PTY) LTD 237
PEARSON INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION (PTY) LTD 239
REGENESYS MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 242
REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL (PTY) LTD 244
RICHFIELD GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 247
SANTS PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION (PTY) LTD 249
STADIO HOLDINGS LTD 251
TSIBA EDUCATION 254