Category Archives: Education

Higher education continues to cut capital spending

Higher education continues to cut capital spending

Capital expenditure by South Africa’s higher education institutions continued to fall, for the second consecutive year. The country’s 20 universities and 6 universities of technology recorded a 5,4% drop in capital expenditure in 2017 compared with 2016, falling from R6,22 billion to R5,89 billion. This followed a 0,7% drop in 2016, according to Stats SA’s recent Financial   read more »


Stats SA to ensure VAT change reflected in

MEDIA RELEASE 19 March 2018 Stats SA to ensure VAT change reflected in CPI The VAT increase to 15% on 1 April will affect the price of many of the items in the Consumer price index (CPI) basket. Retailers and service providers may adopt different approaches and timeframes to pass this increase onto their customers.   read more »


STATS SA WELCOMES NEW SG

STATS SA WELCOMES NEW SG Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) new Statistician-General, Mr Risenga Maluleke, took over the helm of the organisation on 01 November 2017. Mr Maluleke has 20 years of experience in the organisation, having been appointed as head of the Limpopo office in 1997, before moving to Head Office in 2000 to   read more »


Learners in Khayelitsha to benefit as international population scientists visit their school

Media Advisory                                                                                                                                                                      31 October 2017   Learners in Khayelitsha to benefit as international population scientists visit their school   The new Statistician-General of South Africa and head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Mr Risenga Maluleke will tomorrow visit Chris Hani High School in Khayelitsha and highlight careers in population studies as well as engage educators   read more »


Jump in government higher education spending

Jump in government higher education spending

It’s been three years since the #FeesMustFall campaign erupted on campuses across the country. Thousands of students protested – at times violently – over rising tuition fees. On the back of frustration over the lack of funding for poorer students, the movement resuscitated, in a big way, the debate over whether South Africa should offer   read more »


financial statistics of higher education institutions, 2016

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Media invite: Non-financial census of municipalities, 2016

Media Invite                                                                                                                                                                           26 May 2017     read more »


How non-profit institutions survive

How non-profit institutions survive

Some striking charts show how non-profit institutions (NPIs) in South Africa keep themselves afloat. Stats SA’s latest Statistics of the non-profit sector for South Africa report, released earlier this week, provides a range of data on the non-profit sector, including data on where NPIs source their income. The images below show how the major sources   read more »


Overturning Verwoerd’s legacy: is this generation better-educated than their parents?

Overturning Verwoerd’s legacy: is this generation better-educated than their parents?

The majority of young people aged 20-34 in South Africa have a higher level of education than their parents. This was just one of the findings from a report on Educational Enrolment and Achievement for 2016, which Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) released recently. High-quality training, education, research and innovation are key to the achievement   read more »


Media invite:Statistician-General to release the ‘Education Series Volume III: Educational Enrolment and Achievement, 2016’ report

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