Articles in Special Reports
This is a heat map showing the cost per pupil per province over the last 12 years. Click on a province for an info window with the historical data.
JEANNE VAN DER MERWE With the annual fees of high-end public schools rivalling those of lower-fee private schools and the growth of private education franchises, private tuition is increasingly becoming an option for South Africa’s middle- and lower-middle class parents. Of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa’s 681 member schools, just over a third… Read More »
JEANNE VAN DER MERWE It cost the South African taxpayer R442,900 in 2011 to produce a single matriculant. That’s the outcome of a City Press study conducted with the help of prominent labour economist, Adcorp’s Loane Sharp. Sharp crunched 12 years of education budget and enrolment data to help us answer a simple question: what… Read More »
To calculate the cost of producing a single matriculant each year, Adcorp labour economist Loane Sharp argues that the aim of the education budget is to produce matric students.[data embedded lower down] “If we define ‘output’ as the number of students who passed matric and ‘total expenditure’ as the total spent on all grades up… Read More »