Category Archives: Education

Media Release: Community Survey 2016 Results

Media Release                                                                                                 30 June 2016 Community Survey 2016 results The population of South Africa has increased to 55,7 million in 2016 from 51,8 million in 2011, representing an increase of over 3 million. Of the 55,7 million people living in South Africa, a majority reside in Gauteng (13,4 million), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (11 million)   read more »


Statistician-General releases the findings of the General Household Survey, 2015

MEDIA INVITE 20 May 2016 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release a report on the findings of the General Household Survey, 2015. The survey provides the latest statistics on education, health, the labour market, dwellings, access to services and facilities, transport, and the quality of life in South Africa. The media   read more »


Education report focusing on the Eastern Cape

Media Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  26 February 2016 Education report focusing on the Eastern Cape The Eastern Cape has the second highest percentage of learners in the country that did not pay school fees (81%) in 2013 whereas Limpopo has the highest with 91,0%. This is significantly higher than the national average (62,4%).In 2013, 87,2% learners attended   read more »


Education monograph

The education monograph provides an in-depth analysis of enrolment, educational attainment, progression, and education differentials based on post 1994 Censuses. Trend analysis is provided using time-plotting events, a technique where age proportions at one data collection point (Census 2011) is projected backwards. The findings on enrolment related indicators showed that among school going age (5-24),   read more »


Government education expenditure on the rise

Government education expenditure on the rise

The South African government expenditure on education increased by R20 billion between 2012/13 and 2013/14, based on data from Stats SA’s recent Financial statistics of consolidated general government release. Expenditure over time Total expenditure on education increased by R80 billion over a five-year period, from R169 billion in 2009/10 to R249 billion1 in 2013/14, an   read more »


Media Release: Education Series I – Focus on schooling in Limpopo

Media Release 12 March 2015   Education Series I: Focus on schooling in Limpopo report  gives details on the status of schooling in Limpopo About 97,9% of Limpopo residents between the ages of 7 and 18 years were attending some form of educational institution in 2013, up from 95,1% in 2002. This is according to   read more »