The Role of Higher Education in Closing the Skills Gap in South Africa

The Role of Higher Education in Closing the Skills Gap in South Africa, a paper written by Glen Fisher and Professor Ian Scott of the University of Cape Town for the World Bank’s Human Development Group, Africa Region, characterizes higher education in South Africa as a ‘low participation, high attrition’ system, arguing that improving graduation… Read More

Improving Throughput in the Engineering Bachelors Degree

Report to the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA): recommends seven ‘levers of change’ for improving undergraduate throughput rates, for disadvantaged students as well as for the general student population, in the Engineering Bachelors Degree. The report was ┬ábased on in-depth interviews with Engineering Deans and Heads of Department at every South African University offering… Read More