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Volume 2: An analysis of existing post-school education and training expenditure and revenue

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DNA Economics; Mzabalazo Advisory Services

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Sheppard, Charles; Cole, Philip


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The Post-School Education and Training (PSET) system has a critical role to in providing the human capital, research and innovation that is needed to drive development and raise economic growth over the long term. In South Africa, the PSET system has undergone many changes since 1994; laws and policies have been overhauled, new institutions have been established, old ones have been restructured, and funding arrangements have been revised. From these changes, two distinct sectors have emerged - the university sector and the college sector (including TVET institutions). The White Paper for PSET sets out ambitious targets to promote equitable access to education in the university and college sectors, and to meet the long-term goals of the National Development Plan. This project seeks to estimate the cost of implementing the White Paper and achieving these targets. As a first step in this process, a comprehensive review of revenue and expenditure across the PSET system has been conducted. This report sets out the main findings from this analysis.

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