Following #FeesMustFall protests, South Africa has announced free higher education for students from poor and working-class families. This factsheet details the available places at the country’s 26 public universities, government’s subsidies and how the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will operate in future.
Since 2014, various people have claimed that 7 million girls in South Africa are missing school every month because they don’t have access to or money for sanitary products. But there were only 6.3 million girls in school from pre-grade R to grade 12 at last count.
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s new head said in a speech that there are half as many children out of school today as there were 15 years ago. That is a statistical glide and most importantly, the trend since 2010 is negative.