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Primary and Secondary Education in South Africa 2017

  • ID: 4367932
  • Report
  • July 2017
  • Region: South Africa, Africa
  • 81 pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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  • ADvTECH Ltd
  • Curro Holdings Ltd
  • eAdvance (Pty) Ltd
  • Educor Holdings (Pty) Ltd
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The South African Primary and Secondary Education Sector: For the 2018/19 financial year the allocation for Basic Education has been increased to R751.9bn, an increase of R1.1bn from the 2016/2017 financial year. However, despite years of investment into the sector with government spending on Basic Education reaching 15% of the total budget, South Africa’s public Primary and Secondary education sectors remain in crisis. The education sector is still struggling to overcome poor literacy levels, low Mathematics and Science results, a high drop-out rate and under-performing teachers.

The Growing Independent School Sector: The failure of public school education to overcome these challenges has continued to provide growth for the independent school sector, which has expanded rapidly throughout the country. This sector is represented by the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA), which serves 765 schools, with its member schools educating more than 168,000 pupils. An increasing number of independent schools are low-fee schools serving disadvantaged communities, including learners from informal settlements, inner cities and rural areas. Although there are a number of high-fee independent schools in the country, the majority are mid- and low-fee schools and approximately 25% of its member schools receive state subsidies.

Report Coverage:
The South African Primary and Secondary Education Sector report describes current conditions and focuses on academic standards and initiatives to improve these standards. The report profiles 11 independent school groups and includes information on the number of government schools, teachers and learners in the country. Profiles for new entrants into the sector are also provided. These include Pembury Lifestyle Group (PLG), which in November 2016 listed its PLG Schools on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s Alternative Exchange, and Future Nation Schools (Pty) Ltd, which follows a project-based learning approach which tries to encourage learners to design, plan and execute extended projects by applying the theory they learn to solve real world problems.
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1. Introduction

2. Description Of The Industry
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size Of The Industry

4. State Of The Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development And Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Government Support And Initiatives
5.2. Economic Environment
5.3. Poverty And A Lack Of Resources
5.4. Language Barriers
5.5. Access To Quality Early Childhood Development (Ecd) Facilities
5.6. Poor School Management And Corruption
5.7. Technology, Research And Development (R&D) And Innovation
5.8. Labour

6. Competition

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites
Appendix 1
Adult Basic Education And Training (Abet)
Appendix 2
Outcomes Based Education (Obe) And Curriculum And Assessment Policy Statement (Caps)
Company Profiles
Advtech Ltd
BaSA Educational Institute Trust
Curro Holdings Ltd
Department Of Basic Education
Eadvance (PTY) Ltd
Educor Holdings (PTY) Ltd
Future Nation Schools (PTY) Ltd
Leap Science & Maths Schools
Pembury Lifestyle Group Ltd
Pioneer Academies (PTY) Ltd
SuMMIt Education (PTY) Ltd
Trematon Capital Investments Ltd 76
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  • ADvTECH Ltd
  • Educor Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Department of Basic Education
  • Curro Holdings Ltd
  • LEAP Science & Maths Schools
  • Summit Education (Pty) Ltd
  • BASA Educational Institute Trust
  • eAdvance (Pty) Ltd
  • Pioneer Academies (Pty) Ltd
  • Pembury Lifestyle Group Ltd
  • Future Nation Schools (Pty) Ltd
  • Trematon Capital Investments Ltd
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