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SOUTH AFRICA: Integrating post-school education

Saturday, January 28, 2012
The launch in January 2012 of a cabinet-approved green paper on post-school education and training will intensify efforts to create a coherent higher education and training system in South Africa and set the tone for much of the work of the Department of Higher Education and Training for the rest of the year. The creation of a new and integrated post-school system - a persistent intention of Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande since assuming office in 2009 - aims to respond to a situation in which about three million young South Africans aged between 18 and 24 are neither employed nor involved in education or training.
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