Promoting fairness in access to higher education in an unequal society: The Student Equity and Talent Management Unit

Promoting fairness in access to higher education in an unequal society: The Student Equity and Talent Management Unit

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Quality education is advanced as key to South Africa's progression towards increased employment opportunities, improved standards of living for the majority, and greater social cohesion and equality among citizens. Furthermore, there is growing recognition that higher education plays a central role in a country's socio-economic development and advancement to global competitiveness. However, owing to the inequities entrenched by the system of apartheid, many of South Africa's citizens still do not have the opportunity to access higher levels of education and the consequent improved employment prospects. There is a significant need to develop the capabilities of the historically disadvantaged to take advantage of the opportunities that democracy, openness and the economy afford (NPC, 2011b, p.412).
Citation: Koen, Jennifer, et al. Promoting Fairness in Access to Higher Education in an Unequal Society: The Student Equity and Talent Management Unit. Rep. N.p.: n.p., 2012. Print.
Program: Education