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Survey shows an increase in South Africans with formal qualifications

The 2010 General Household Survey recently released by Statistics South Africa shows some very interesting statistics:
  • South Africans with a matric or Grade 12 education increased from 21.5% in 2002 to 26.2% in 2010.
  • Persons with a tertiary qualification also increased from 9.2% in 2002 to 11.2% in 2010.
  • Persons with no formal education decreased from 10.8% (2002) to 7% (2010).
  • Functionally illiterate persons (highest level of education lower than Grade 7) decreased from 27.9% to 19.2%.
  • Provinces with the highest percentages of persons without a formal education were: Limpopo (13.4%), Mpumalanga (11.3%), Northern Cape (10.9%) and North West (10.2%).
Information obtained from I-Net Bridge on Business Report, Click Here!
To read the General Household Survey of 2010, Click Here!
 
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A boom in the number of black graduates in South Africa

The number of blacks who received university degrees in South Africa in 2008 increased by 334 % since 1991, compared with a 14 % increase in white graduates for the same period, according to research released by the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR). Most of these degrees, however were being conferred by formerly white institutions.

It was found that most of the degrees awarded in 2008 were done by the University of South Africa (UNISA), making up 12.8 % of the degrees conferred by 23 public universities and universities of technology. The study showed that University of Pretoria awards the most masters and doctorate degrees with 15.8% awarded in 2008. University of Stellenbosch awarded 13% of masters and doctorates in 2008 and University of Cape Town awarded 11.4%.

Marius Roodt, one of the researchers commented that “other universities, especially historically-advantaged institutions, be supported to become centres of excellence in their own right, but not at the cost of already succcesful universities”

To read more go to the Sapa article on Times Live by Clicking Here!