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Policy Implications of the Returns to Education in Zambia

"A new ZIPAR report estimates the private returns to schooling in Zambia. These results have important ramifications for education policy and individuals’ investment decisions. Specifically, they imply that public provision of schooling should be ...

Platinum and Passes The Impact of Mining Investments on Education Outcomes in South Africa

"Platinum mining is a major engine of South Africa’s economy, producing exports and generating employment for many South Africans. It is, however, highly dependent on skilled labour, engineers and technicians, who are drawn from the limited pool ...

Estimating Returns to Education in Zambia

"For a long time, Zambia has had no studies estimating returns to education despite this being a critical factor in knowing what is driving the demand to education, particularly different levels of education. This paper has estimated the returns t...

Right to the Classroom: Educational Barriers for Zimbabweans in South Africa

"This report examines the obstacles to access by Zimbabwean children and students to schools and tertiary institutions in South Africa. There is a common assumption in South Africa that these children and students have no right to an education in ...

No Child left behind: Lessons from American school voucher programmes

"In a comprehensive review of America’s public and private school voucher programmes, CHARLES GLENN analyses their outcomes,and argues that South Africa should experiment with school vouchers as a means of expanding access to quality education for...

Back to the blackboard: Looking beyond universal primary education in Africa

"Education is the driving force behind any strong economy and a prerequisite for social and economic growth. It creates opportunities and provides societies with a better educated and skilled workforce which is necessary for stimulating developmen...

eAfrica: The electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 3, October 2005

In this issue of eAfrica the inaugural speech of the national director of SAIIA Elizabeth Sidiropoulos is the main article titled: Taking Africa Seriously from within and without. The rest of this issue covers the value of Television programmes i...

OSSREA Bulletin Vol 5 No 2

In this bulletin the workshop for Dissemination of PRSP Books is highlighted. This discussion is followed by four feature articles entitled as follows: 1) Regional Economic Integration: The Key to Africa’s Development in the 21st Century 2)Export ...

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...

The International Literature on Skills Training and the Scope for South African Application

This paper aims to introduce selected issues from the international literature on skills training into the South African policy forum. Reform of national strategies in skills production has characterised a number of industrial as well as certain...

Unemployment, Education and Skills Constraints in Post-Apartheid South Africa

This paper investigates the relationship between education and unemployment in post-apartheid South Africa, and probes the argument that employment growth has been inhibited particularly by skills constraints. We use probit regression analysis to ...

Integrating Governance Education into University Education in Africa: Perspectives, Challenges and Lessons

"Higher education in many African countries continues to be characterised by a crisis of overcrowding, inadequate staff, deteriorating standards, decaying physical infrastructure,insufficient equipment and declining budgetary and policy support f...

Six Years of Sustained Dialogue at Ethiopian Universities

"Conflicts in Ethiopia are fomented by structural as well as historical factors; both of which are driven by cultural dimensions. With internal dimensions and external triggers, ethnic and religious identity serves as a key mobilizing ground for c...

Female Education, Labour Force Participation and Fertility: Evidence from Uganda

We use the Demographic and Health Survey 2006 to examine the relationship between female education and labour force participation and fertility rates for Uganda. Our results confirm the hypotheses that female education, especially at the seconda...

Gender Equality in Tanzania: Uproar and Perceived Progress

Gender makes headlines in Tanzania, as when the president attacks birth control and endorses kicking pregnant girls out of school or when fake fingernails and eyelashes are banned from Parliament. Less uproar accompanies government action that a...

Gender Barriers Faced by African Women in Graduate Programmes and Research in the Social Sciences

"This scoping study begins with a brief description of the state of universities in Africa, highlighting some current problems and challenges. Section II undertakes a review of literature about the role and status of female students and faculty me...

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