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Black students had better chance of graduating in the 1970s

Date: Oct 2, 2017

South Africa facing disaster because economic prospects of 90 percent of the population have not improved

Statistician General - Pali Lehohla has warned that South Africa is facing a disaster because the economic prospects of 90 percent of the population have not improved. Speaking at a Higher Education Conference in Durban, Lehohla said the biggest driver of poverty in the country is lack of education and barriers to black people completing tertiary qualification. 

Lehohla also says chances of a black student graduating are now less than in the 1970's when seen as a ratio of the population. Academics at the conference are taking stock of where tertiary education finds itself two years after the Fees Must Fall movement rocked the country. Dries Liebenberg reports .

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