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[KOF education system factbooks]
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Zurich, Switzerland : ETH Zurich, KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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In the KOF Factbook Education System: South Africa we will describe the vocational system of South Africa in general and in particular refer to factors which are crucial for the functioning of the system. Among others, these comprise the regulatory framework and the governance of the VPET system, specifying the actors that are involved and which competencies and duties they have. Further, the curriculum development and the actors involved in this process, as well as the financing of the system, etc. The Factbook is structured as follows. We will refer to South Africas economy, labour market, and political system in the first part of this Factbook. The second part describes the entire formal education system. Then, we explain the vocational part of South Africas education system in the third part. Finally, the last section gives a perspective about the set of reforms South Africas education system went through in the past and will face in the future.
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Edition 1
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English (eng)
(2017). The KOF education system factbook: South Africa. Edition 1. Zurich, Switzerland : ETH Zurich, KOF Swiss Economic Institute.
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