Category Archives: Education

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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Tuition fee trends over time: what do the data show?

Tuition fee trends over time: what do the data show?

In a previous article, Stats SA outlined the importance of tuition fees – as a portion of total income – to the financial security of higher education institutions (HEIs)1 for the 2015 financial year. In this article, we provide a 10-year perspective of tuition fees to assess the significance of this source of HEI income.   read more »


28th International Population Conference (IPC) 2017 to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa

28th International Population Conference (IPC) 2017 to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa

“Population is not simply a problem of numbers. The growth in Africa’s population in the last decade has not been accompanied by the necessary structural transformation nor has it translated into equitable human development and improved livelihoods,” Dr. Pali Lehohla, Statistician-General and President of the International Organising Committee.   For the first time in the   read more »


Media Statement: Financial Statistics of higher education institutions

Media advisory                                                                                                    25 October 2016     Financial statistics of higher education institutions, 2015   The Financial statistics of higher education institutions, 2015 report released by Statistics South Africa today shows that South Africa’s public higher education institutions had a total income of R63,1 billion from operating activities in the financial year ended 31 December   read more »


How important are student fees?

How important are student fees?

Armed with a wealth of recent financial data from South Africa’s higher education institutions, Stats SA unpacks the revenue mix for the country’s 20 universities and 6 universities of technology. Higher education institutions depend mostly on government grants and tuitions fees for income, according to data from Stats SA’s latest Financial statistics of higher education   read more »