The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and the development of the higher education system in South Africa: a description of the demographics and performance of NSFAS beneficiaries


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Author: Bhorat, Haroon; Pillay, Neryvia


The National Development Plan (NDP 2030), released in 2012, seeks to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030 and recognises that one of the key priorities of achieving these goals is to improve the quality of education, skills development and innovation in South Africa. The higher education sector is an important component in achieving the objectives of NDP 2030, as it is crucial for the production of skilled workers who earn higher incomes, are more productive, and bring about a shift to a more knowledge-intensive economy. A set of eight key goals, based on the Centre for Higher...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Governance; Higher education; Equity; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Education and training system; Funding; Skill development; Economic development

Geographic subjects: Africa; South Africa

Published: Pretoria, South Africa: Labour Market Intelligence Partnership, Human Sciences Research Council, 2017

Physical description: vi, 23 p.

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Series: LMIP report; no. 29

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 133.408

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