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ERIC Number: ED508824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
"No Fee" Schools in South Africa. Policy Brief Number 7
Motala, Shireen; Sayeed, Yusuf
Online Submission
40% of schools in South Africa, namely the poorest two-fifths as determined by poverty indicators, were declared to be no fee schools as of 2007. These schools receive larger state allocations per learner than other schools, as well as a higher allocation for non-personnel, non-capital expenditure. In other schools parents may continue to apply for fee exemptions. The implications and extent of these efforts to promote equity and redress in education continue to generate much debate, among which are concerns that, while school fees may not keep children out of school, they do help to sustain a class-differentiated two tier education system. [This policy brief is based on: Sayed, Y. and Motala, S. (2009) "Finance, Fee-free Schools and Access to Education in South Africa" (forthcoming).]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department for International Development
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE)
Identifiers - Location: South Africa