This chapter includes the following articles.
The education sector in South Africa remains a top priority for the state, with basic education receiving the largest share of government expenditure in the most recent budget, as stakeholders move to improve both the quality of learning and student outcomes. Although the sector is still confronted with a lack of available capacity and high levels of youth unemployment for graduates, the government is intensifying its efforts to expand access to basic and post-secondary education. With public expenditure intensifying and significant scope for growth in the private K-12 segment, the education sector should continue to witness improvements in 2016, with rising research and development spending to be accompanied by significant knock-on benefits for the broader economy.
This chapter contains an interview with Adam Habib, Vice Chancellor, University of Witwatersrand.