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Degrees of Uncertainty: Students and the Brain Drain in Southern Africa

"The brain drain has recently emerged as a major policy issue in Southern Africa. Although precise data on the extent of the skills exodus is lacking, all the countries of the region have expressed concern about the impact of an accelerating brai...

Restless Minds: South African Students and the Brain Drain

"This paper is part of a broader regional research exercise by the Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) designed to assess the emigration potential of final-year students across the region. The fundamental question addressed by the PSBS (Pot...

The Jagged Tear: Human capital, education and AIDS in South Africa, 2002-2010

"The key insight is that the education and training system must follow the country’s demography in making a transition from quantity to quality. Rapid growth in the numbers of pupils and students in the education system during most of the twentie...

Voices from a new democracy: South Africans reflect on ten years in a democratic country, and the challenges of the next decade

"Africans deliberated on the first decade of democratic rule, acknowledged what had been accomplished,and thought aloud about the challenges that need to be addressed if ‘a better life for all’ desired to be achieved by 2014. However, the discussi...

South Africa and Israel - Different countries with common problems

This article compares Israel and South Africa, and the author limits discussion to science. Science problems between the countries are similar due to similar geopolitical locations in subtropical zones, far removed from the main stream of scientif...

Internal Migration to the Gauteng Province

Gauteng, South Africa’s economic powerhouse, has long been dependent on immigration to supply its labour requirements, a phenomenon deeply rooted in the province’s early economic history and the development of mining and heavy industry. Although...

SETA Review

Excerpt "The study serves as an attempt to provide a comprehensive picture of the SETA environment for stakeholders to collectively understand the different approaches that are being adopted by SETAs in carrying out their mandate. It is hoped that...

South Korea's education and skills development: Some lesson for Africa

"This report focuses on the phenomenal educational success of South Korea since the 1960s.The paper is divided into four parts. First, I look at the essential cultural and historical elements and assess the place of education in Korean thought an...

Reflections on Zimbabwe's Past as Building Blocks for its Future

"This paper seeks to reflect on the situation in Zimbabwe through the last two decades and to conclude by suggesting some policy directions for the way forward. The reflection focuses largely on local government, land, health and education sector...

Health Challenges Threaten Gains in Universal Primary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

"In recent years, Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded strong progress in universal primary education for children. The population of school-age children has increased by 20 million and the size of the out-of-school child population has been reduced ...

Enhancing Institutional Leadership in African Universities: Lessons from the African Capacity Building Foundation's (ACBF) Interventions

This paper draws on the extant literature and experiences of selected ACBF-supported programs to interrogate approaches to enhancing institutional leadership in African universities. The paper posits that African universities must proactively ta...

Teachers in South Africa: Supply and Demand 2013-2025

One of the greatest challenges facing the South African education system is the production of sufficient competent teachers, who can provide quality teaching for all school subjects and phases. Whether South Africa is able to meet this critical ...

East African Regional Analysis of Youth Demographics

This report summarizes the findings of research on the socioeconomic implications of youth demographics in four East African Community (EAC) countries namely: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. For the study, we used systematic mapping approache...

Education, Marriage, Fertility and Labour Market Experiences of Young Women in Uganda: Evidence from a Qualitative Assessment

Despite the existence of a fairly strong, enabling legal and policy framework, young women in Uganda continue to face a number of challenges as they make crucial transitions into adulthood. In particular, girls are pushed into early marriages and ...

Drivers for Early Labour Market Transitions of Young Women in Uganda: Evidence from the 2015 School to Work Transition Survey

Fertility decisions and associated impacts on young women’s entry into the labour markets are major policy concerns in sub Saharan Africa. This paper jointly estimates the drivers of key life cycle decisions of educational attainment, marriage age...

From School to Work in Six African Countries: How are Women Faring?

Female labour force participation in sub-Saharan Africa is higher than in many other areas of the developing world, but fewer young women work in formal waged jobs. Female educational attainment levels are also lower than in other regions, while...

Multidimensional Poverty Dynamics in Ethiopia: How do they differ from Consumption-based Poverty Dynamics?

Poverty can take many different forms, ranging widely over dimensions both monetary, such as consumption or income, and non monetary, such as health and education. One large class of non monetary measures of poverty is the multidimensional poverty...

Gender in Higher Education in Puntland: From Accessibility to Creating Supportive Environment for Women in Higher Education and Research

Female educational attainments are associated with women’s capacity to make informed decisions about various aspects of life, including health, marriage, and reproduction. Similarly, there is a positive relationship between educational attainmen...

Scaling up Education Interventions in Kenya: The Importance of Institutions

Following the introduction of Free Primary Education in Kenya in 2003, there was concern that despite the increase in enrollment, the quality of the education provided was deficient, as indicated by the low pupils’ scores. The purpose of designin...

Community Involvement Improves Performance in Ugandan Primary Schools

Despite relative success in improving school access in Uganda since the mid-90s, learning outcomes at the national level remain poor, and challenges remain to achieve Universal Primary Education (UPE) – despite a noted increase in devoted resource...

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