Developments in the Postsecondary Education Niche in South Africa

  • Cassie KrugerEmail author
  • Charl C. Wolhuter
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This chapter focuses on recent developments regarding policy in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training College Sector in South Africa, in the South African postsecondary education niche. The term “postsecondary education” is first clarified, and the present state of research on this niche in education is surveyed. Subsequently the national contextual forces shaping education in South Africa are portrayed. The education system is then explained, followed by an exploration and evaluation of recent developments in the postsecondary education sector in the country.


Access to educaiton NEETS (Neither in Employment nor in Education and Training) Post-Secondary Education South Africa Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.South Africa Comparative and International EducationFalse Bay CollegeCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Comparative and International EducationNorth-West University, Potchefstroom CampusPotchefstroomSouth Africa

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