Out of 100 students that enter school in grade 1:
40 make it to grade 12
28 pass high school (matriculation) [60% matric pass-rate in 2009]
4 students enter university
only 1 graduates
99 out of 100 students who go to school in South Africa will drop out before getting a university degree.
This is why the 15% of GDP and R150 Billion spent on education is ineffective.
This is why South Africa's unemployment rate is the highest out of 62 countries world-wide.
Bloomburg News Q4, 2009
This is why 49% of the population live on less than $2 per day.
SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry
This may be why 5.7 million people in South Africa are infected with HIV/AIDS, larger than in any other single country in the world.
This is why education.
Find out how we keep kids in school, get them into university, and the economy... Our Approach
"Education is not only a moral imperative but an economic necessity, to pave the way toward making many more nations self-sufficient and self-sustaining. If you want to boost economic growth and build democracy, it is hard to think of a strategy with a higher return on investment." - Archbishop Desmond Tutu