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South Africa

History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary & Primary Education, Secondary Education

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: Republic of South Africa
Region: Africa
Population: 43,421,021
Language(s): Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Literacy Rate: 81.8%
Number of Primary Schools: 20,863
Compulsory Schooling: 9 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 7.9%
Foreign Students in National Universities: 12,625
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 8,159,430
  Secondary: 3,571,395
  Higher: 617,897
Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 133%
  Secondary: 95%
  Higher: 17%
Teachers: Primary: 224,896
  Higher: 27,099
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 36:1
  Secondary: 29:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 131%
  Secondary: 103%
  Higher: 17%



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